v. t.1.
[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.
2.To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
3.To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
v. i.1.To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.
1.Unpracticed; untried; new.
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.
- Mozley & W.
n.1.One who is, or is to be, initiated.
Noun1.Initiateinitiate - someone new to a field or activity
Synonyms: beginner, tiro, tyro, novice
2.initiate - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
3.initiate - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
Synonyms: enlightened
uninitiate - people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it diverts the attention of the uninitiate"
Verb1.initiate - bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
Synonyms: originate, start
2.initiate - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
Synonyms: pioneer
3.initiate - accept young people into society, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
Synonyms: induct
4.initiate - bring up a topic for discussion
Synonyms: broach
5.initiate - prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War Two"
Synonyms: lead up

INITIATE. A right which is incomplete. By the birth of a child, the husband becomes tenant by the curtesy initiate, but his estate is not consummate until the death of the wife. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1725.

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