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Main Entry: 1ini·ti·ate
Inflected Form(s): -at·ed; -at·ing
Etymology: from Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare "to begin" --related to COMMENCE 1: to set going : BEGIN <initiate a new policy> 2: to instruct in the basics of something : INTRODUCE <initiate tourists into the local customs> 3: to admit into membership by special ceremonies - ini·ti·a·tor /-t-r/ noun - ini·tia·to·ry /-ish-(-)-tr-, -tr-/ adjective