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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
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Kutuzov replied: "I should be cursed by posterity were I looked on as the initiator of a settlement of any sort.
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.
2] has been studied with a variety of initiators [16, 20], Most of the pioneering work and kinetic models were developed using diethyl peroxydicarbonate (DEPDC) as a free radical initiator at temperatures between 60 and 90[degrees]C and pressures between 200 and 305 bar in both batch and continuous stirred tank reactors [5, 13, 22-25], Several models have been developed evaluating the kinetics of free radical initiated polymerization of VF2 using DEPDC as an initiator as well [13, 24, 26-28], Free radical initiators are selected for polymerization reactions based on the reaction conditions and the reactivity of the initiator, which is dependent upon the type of initiator and temperature.
Patent 9,187,581 (November 17, 2015), "Methods for Producing Telechelic Polyolefins from Terpene Initiators," Casey D.
The exhibition aims to empower talented youth to be in favor of societal and national services, and to show their capabilities and provide support for the initiators and talented, he noted.
com) and other sites that host forums for project initiators to present their projects or ventures and for contributors to make pledges to the initiators' causes.
One of the initiators of the anti-gay bill Bakir uulu has asked why the draft law could not make it to the second reading of the Parliament.
The court took strict notice upon the complain that the accused of the case and the witnesses were facing threat from the initiators of the case and the high officials of police and directed the IG Islamabad, that the compliant and witnesses of the case should not be threatened, otherwise the court would take serious action over such complain.
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If this happens, a node can be involved in the execution of more than one instance and several initiators may report the same deadlock.