Definition and Meanings for initiate
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Part of Speech of initiate
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, adjective, noun
Etymology of initiate
Meaning of initiate
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon.
- to acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
- to introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
as intransitive verb
- to do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.
- unpracticed; untried; new.
- begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
- one who is, or is to be, initiated.