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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.
1. Initiated or admitted, as to membership or a position of authority.
2. Introduced to something new, such as a new field of knowledge.
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.
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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
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|Noun||1.||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
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initiator[ɪˈnɪʃɪeɪtəʳ] N → iniciador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
initiator[ɪˈnɪʃieɪtər] n [plan, process] → initiateur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Initiator(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
initiator[ɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪtəʳ] n → promotore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995