DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

2 definitions found

From: Network Terminology


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.