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in·i·ti·ate

 (ĭ-nĭsh′ē-āt′)
tr.v. in·i·ti·at·ed, in·i·ti·at·ing, in·i·ti·ates
1. To set going by taking the first step; begin: initiated trade with developing nations. See Synonyms at begin.
2. To introduce to a new field, interest, skill, or activity: initiated the students into the world of opera.
3. To admit (someone) into membership, as with a ritual or ceremony.
adj. (-ĭt)
1. Initiated or admitted, as to membership or a position of authority.
2. Introduced to something new, such as a new field of knowledge.
n. (-ĭt)
1. One who is being or has been initiated into an organization.
2. One who has been introduced to or has attained some knowledge in a particular field.

[Latin initiāre, initiāt-, from initium, beginning; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

in·i′ti·a′tor n.

initiator

(ɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that initiates
2. (Chemistry) chem a substance that starts a chain reaction
3. (Chemistry) chem an explosive used in detonators
inˈitiˌatress, inˈitiˌatrix fem n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.initiator - a person who initiates a course of action
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
aggressor - a confident assertive person who acts as instigator
Translations

initiator

[ɪˈnɪʃɪeɪtəʳ] Niniciador(a) m/f

initiator

[ɪˈnɪʃieɪtər] n [plan, process] → initiateur/trice m/f

initiator

nInitiator(in) m(f)

initiator

[ɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪtəʳ] npromotore/trice
References in classic literature ?
Pandora apparently had not hitherto examined this monument, and our young man wished he had known, the evening before, of her omission, so that he might have offered to be her initiator.
Kutuzov replied: "I should be cursed by posterity were I looked on as the initiator of a settlement of any sort.
The Special Devices initiator will be used in hybrid inflators selected by Chrysler Corp.
Client workstations can dramatically expand their local storage capacity by hosting the iSCSI initiator protocols on their CPUs or gain improved storage throughput via iSCSI offload accelerators.
In the early 1960s, Glass-Mate introduced a two-pot system with dual nozzles for the "A" side of premixed resin and initiator (usually BPO) and "B" side of resin with promoter (DMA).
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BlocBuilder combines a nitroxide-based reaction controller and a free radical initiator in one molecule.
IP SANs are storage networks connected over IP networks with information packets being sent within a SCSI command between an iSCSI initiator and iSCSI target.
RELDATA IP Storage Gateway 9200 certified with ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator
The supply of initiator and monomer is regulated by the isoprenoid pathway (figure 2), with hydroxyl-methyl-glutaryl co-enzyme A reductase (HMGR) often being a rate limiting step.
The creation of an IP SAN requires host application servers equipped with an iSCSI initiator driver; a standard Gigabit Ethernet NIC, TOE card, or iSCSI initiator HBA; an Ethernet switch; and an iSCSI storage target.