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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ini·ti·ate /ɪˈnɪʃiˌet/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·i·ti·ate, n. One who is, or is to be, initiated.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·i·ti·ate a.
 1. Unpracticed; untried; new. [Obs.] “The initiate fear that wants hard use.”
 2. 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.   --Young.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·i·ti·ate, v. i. To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·i·ti·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Initiated p. pr. & vb. n. Initiating ]
 1. 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?   --I. Taylor.
 2. 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.   --Locke.
 3. 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.   --Bp. Warburton.
    He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he was one and twenty.   --Spectator.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone new to a field or activity [syn: novice, beginner,
            tyro, tiro]
      2: someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly
         field [syn: learned person, pundit, savant]
      3: people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some
         field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
         [syn: enlightened] [ant: uninitiate]
      v 1: bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a
           foundation" [syn: originate, start]
      2: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the
         development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered
         heart transplants" [syn: pioneer]
      3: accept young people into society, usually with some rite;
         "African men are initiated when they reach puberty" [syn:
      4: bring up a topic for discussion [syn: broach]
      5: prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to
         World War Two" [syn: lead up]