Meaning of initiate

Definition of initiate

(noun) someone new to a field or activity
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
(verb) bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"

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