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Main Entry: 1ini·ti·ate
Pronunciation: in-primarystressish-emacron-secondarystressamacrt
Function: verb
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 /-secondarystressamacrt-schwar/ noun
- ini·tia·to·ry /-primarystressish-(emacron-)schwa-secondarystresstomacrr-emacron, -secondarystresstodotr-/ adjective

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