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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Initiate \In*i"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Initiated; p. pr. & vb. n. Initiating.] [L. initiatus, p. p. of initiare to begin, fr. initium beginning. See Initial.]
To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon.
How are changes of this sort to be initiated?
To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
Providence would only initiate mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to employ our industry.
--Dr. H. More.
To initiate his pupil into any part of learning, an ordinary skill in the governor is enough.
To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
The Athenians believed that he who was initiated and instructed in the mysteries would obtain celestial honor after death.
He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he was one and twenty.
Initiate \In*i"ti*ate\, v. i.
To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the
Initiate \In*i"ti*ate\, a. [L. initiatus, p. p.]
Unpracticed; untried; new. [Obs.] ``The initiate fear that wants hard use.''
Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
To rise in science as in bliss, Initiate in the secrets of the skies.
Initiate tenant by courtesy (Law), said of a husband who becomes such in his wife's estate of inheritance by the birth of a child, but whose estate is not consummated till the death of the wife.
--Mozley & W.
Initiate \In*i"ti*ate\, n. One who is, or is to be, initiated.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"one who has been initiated," 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).
c.1600, "introduce to some practice or system," also "begin, set going," from Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare "to begin, originate," from initium "beginning" (see initial). In some senses a back-formation from initiation. Related: Initiated; initiates; initiating; initiator.
1 (context obsolete English) Unpractised; untried; new. 2 (context obsolete English) Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted. n. 1 A new member of an organization. 2 One who has been through a ceremony of initiation. v
1 (context transitive English) To begin; to start. 2 To instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce. 3 To confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies. 4 (context intransitive English) To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants" [syn: pioneer]
accept young people into society, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty" [syn: induct]
bring up a topic for discussion [syn: broach]
prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War Two" [syn: lead up]
Initiate is an English noun referring to a person who is being or has been initiated into an organization, tradition, or lore. It is not to be confused with the homonymic verb initiate, "to start." Initiate may refer to:
- The Initiate, a series of three occult books by Cyril Scott
- The Initiate, a short story set in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth collected in Four: A Divergent Collection
- The Initiate, a novel in The Time Master Trilogy by Louise Cooper, 1985
- The Initiate, a drama by Alexandra Wood, 2014
- Initiate (Nels Cline Singers album), 2010
Initiate is the fourth album by The Nels Cline Singers led by American guitarist Nels Cline which was released in April 2010 on the Cryptogramophone label.
Initiate is the second solo album by the Northern Irish singer Mervyn Spence, once again released under the pseudonum "O'Ryan", in 1995.
Initiate contains no original material, instead solely consisting of ten covers of various tracks from Tom Galley's Phenomena project (which Spence was involved with during its initial stages, and presently holds the rights to), and three re-recorded songs from Spence's debut album, Something Strong.
The recordings of "Still the Night", "Did It All for Love" and "No Retreat - No Surrender" found on Initiate would later be included on the Phenomena compilation boxset released in 2006, The Complete Works, though they are wrongly listed as new recordings.
Usage examples of "initiate".
She could be sure that Sister Erminet would report every detail of her encounter with the High Initiate back to Kael Amion, enriching the mixture with her own acerbic observations.
You must approach this in the same way you would initiate the development of a brochure, a catalog, an advertisement or direct mail solicitation.
Later arrivals could not have initiated any major changes in the language or culture, although they may have introduced one or more useful plants and an adze or two of exotic type.
Twain brought a dental unit with her and, in an astoundingly short time, initiated the growth of teeth to replace the ones Alacrity had knuckled loose.
Much of this is widely known today, but what is not recognized beyond the groups of initiates themselves is that there is, surprisingly, an alchemical branch of both Tantra and Taoism.
This youth of the time of the Alcheringa had grown, during his travels, into a young man, and yet he had had no chance to be initiated into the secrets and mysteries of his station.
He went across to the Q-ship communicator one last time and initiated a Link sequence to Anabasis Headquarters on Ceres.
I will ignore the fact that the stethoscope really initiated auscultation as a useful examination procedure.
The acetylcholine liberated at the axon endings of one nerve will affect the dendrites, or even the cell body itself, across the synapse and initiate a new nerve impulse there.
The engine fire warning lit up and Batman hurriedly shut down the fuel flow to the port engine and initiated a shutdown.
The virus initiated the manufacture and release of a biogenic arnine natural to the brain, which in turn caused the manufacture and release of another, which affected multiple receptor sites and caused further electrochemical reactions .
It was not difficult for him to find this isle as it seemed that, being an initiate of Isis, once in bygone days he had visited it on the business of the goddess.
Osiris, Isis and Horus, Atys and Cybele, Adonis and Venus, the Cabiri, Dionusos, and many another representative of the active and passive Powers of Nature, taught the Initiates in the Mysteries that the rule of Evil and Darkness is but temporary, and that of Light and Good will be eternal.
How can legally elected consuls initiate a revolutionary measure like a general cancellation of debt?
In three days Cayle would be initiated into the sordid life of the houses of illusion.