Synonyms and Antonyms of initiate
1 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of no one knows who initiated written language Synonyms begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, found, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startRelated Words 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 abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)
2 to impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to initiated the new recruits in the unspoken laws of military conduct Synonyms accustom, familiarize, acquaint, introduce, orient, orientateRelated Words 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 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 baptize, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, invest, seatRelated Words swear in; consecrate, enshrine; accept, admit, receive, take in; enlist, enroll (also enrol)Near Antonyms can, discharge, fire, terminate; muster out
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