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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.
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 use of multifunctional initiators in the bulk polymerization of styrene (St) allows obtaining both high reaction rates and molecular weights, as well as enhanced mechanical properties compared to polystyrene (PS) obtained by using traditional monofunctional initiators [1-5].
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.
Hann discovered defective threads on M-99 canopy jettison initiators prior to issue from the Davis-Monthan AFB Munitions Stockpile Surveillance section.
If this happens, a node can be involved in the execution of more than one instance and several initiators may report the same deadlock.
Organic peroxide initiators for polyesters include ketone peroxides, peroxyesters and peroxyketals for SMC, BMC, and TMC; and USP-90PD peroxyketal, which offers enhanced efficiency.
Crosslinking with peroxide initiators is said to add many product and performance advantages, primarily the improvement in stability of the encapsulate films produced for PV manufacturing.
Rakhimov (no affiliation given) discusses such topics as the formation of structural defects, suspension "in situ," emulsion polymerization of VCM and the use of functional peroxide initiators in the manufacturing process.
Syrgis Performance Initiators AB has announced a 6 percent price increase, effective March 1, 2008 or as contracts and agreements allow, for its Andonox and Norox(R) ketone peroxide product lines sold to the composites and allied markets.