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initiate




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initiate
     1. adj. (obsolete) Unpractised; untried; new.
     2. adj. (obsolete) Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
     3. n. A new member of an organization.
     4. n. One who has been through a ceremony of initiation.
     5. v. To begin; to start.
     6. v. To instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
     7. v. To confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
     8. v. (intransitive) To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.

Example Sentences

"I'll do my best" often means "I'll initiate nothing". 
"I'll do my best" often means "I won't initiate anything". 



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