initial

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪˈnɪʃəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪˈnɪʃəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(i nishəl)


Inflections of 'initial' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
initials
v 3rd person singular
initialling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
initialing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
initialled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
initialed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
initialled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
initialed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

initial

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. the initial [numbers, findings]
  2. the initial conditions for
  3. in an initial state of
  4. an initial investment of
  5. a free initial consultation
  6. [in, during] her initial [consultation, interview]
  7. for its initial release
  8. in the initial [stages, phase] of
  9. is still in the initial [stages]
  10. made initial contact (with)
  11. make an initial assessment
  12. that was my initial reaction [too, as well]
  13. has [strayed, verged] from the initial point
  14. initial analysis [suggests, indicates, shows]
  15. initial [figures, results] [suggest] (that)
  16. my initial impression was [favorable, disappointing, reasonable]
  17. were [200] [passengers, guests] at the initial count
n
  1. please write your initials [here, on the line, next to the "X"]
  2. please put your initials [here]
  3. marked it with my initials
  4. my initials are ["BG"]
  5. the [artist, singer, rapper] goes under the initials of
  6. they carved their initials into the [tree, table]
  7. the [locket, watch] is engraved with his initials
  8. a [locket] with engraved initials
  9. [the coat label, his handkerchief] has his initials on it
  10. wrote his initials in the (wet) cement
  11. wrote her initials [in the sand, on the wall]
  12. include your middle initial
  13. what does your middle initial stand for?
  14. has only been named by her initials
v
  1. initial the [report, contract, document, painting]
  2. initial (it) on the [line, "x", page]
  3. initialed on [each, every] [line]
  4. initialed in [pencil, ink]
  5. initialed for [approval, checking]
  6. initialed and [completed, checked, signed]
  7. need you to initial [this, here]
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