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initiate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of initiate

  1. 1 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of no one knows who initiated written language Synonyms of initiate begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, found, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startWords Related to initiate author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms of initiate abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms of initiate close (down), phase out, shut (up)

  2. 2 to impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to initiated the new recruits in the unspoken laws of military conduct Synonyms of initiate accustom, familiarize, acquaint, introduce, orient, orientateWords Related to initiate habituate, wont; apprise, brief, clue (in), fill in, inform; educate, enlighten, ground, instruct, school, train, verse; expose, present, subject; advise, tell, tip (off), warn, wise (up); reacquaint

  3. 3 to put into an office or welcome into an organization with special ceremonies initiated her as Surgeon General before an army of reporters and photographers Synonyms of initiate baptize, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, invest, seatWords Related to initiate swear in; consecrate, enshrine; accept, admit, receive, take in; enlist, enroll (also enrol)Near Antonyms of initiate can, discharge, fire, terminate; muster out



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