initiate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations verb: /ɪˈnɪʃieɪt/, noun: /ɪˈnɪʃiət/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ɪˈnɪʃiˌeɪt; n. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. i nishē āt′; adj., n. i nishē it, -āt′)


Inflections of 'initiate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
initiates
v 3rd person singular
initiating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
initiated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
initiated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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initiate

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. initiate the [landing, descent]
  2. initiate [reforms, changes]
  3. initiate [sweeping, major, drastic, far-reaching] [reforms]
  4. the [company, council, government] has initiated [reforms]
  5. initiate an [appeal, inquiry, investigation]
  6. the [attorney, lawyer, government, plaintiff] initiated an [appeal]
  7. initiate [contact, talks, negotiations]
  8. initiate [proceedings, legal action, efforts]
  9. initiated her into [diving, programming, directing]
  10. initiated her into the [club, organization, group]
  11. initiate new [members, alumni, students]
  12. initiated into the [mysteries, secrets] of
n
  1. a [cult, club] initiate
  2. an initiate of the [cult]
  3. the new initiates
  4. new initiates are subjected to (a test)
  5. new initiates pledge their allegiance
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