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Definition of Initiate

Initiate
Initiate In*i"ti*ate, n. One who is, or is to be, initiated.
Initiate
Initiate In*i"ti*ate, v. i. To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative. [R.] --Pope.
Initiate
Initiate In*i"ti*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Initiated; p. pr. & vb. n. Initiating.] [L. initiatus, p. p. of initiare to begin, fr. initium beginning. See Initial.] 1. To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon. How are changes of this sort to be initiated? --I. Taylor. 2. To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce. Providence would only initiate mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to employ our industry. --Dr. H. More. To initiate his pupil into any part of learning, an ordinary skill in the governor is enough. --Locke. 3. To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies. The Athenians believed that he who was initiated and instructed in the mysteries would obtain celestial honor after death. --Bp. Warburton. He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he was one and twenty. --Spectator.

Meaning of Initiate from wikipedia

- Initiate may refer to: The Initiate, a 1920 series of three occult books by Cyril Scott "The Initiate", a short story set in the Divergent trilogy by...
- An initiator can refer to: A person that takes an initiative in making something happen. Modulated neutron initiator, a neutron source used in some nuclear...
- The Initiate: Some Impressions of A Great Soul is a combined anthology and parable dealing with the occult, written by the British composer Cyril Scott...
- In chemistry, radical initiators are substances that can produce radical species under mild conditions and promote radical reactions. These substances...
- The initiator element (Inr), sometimes referred to as initiator motif, is a core promoter that is similar in function to the Pribnow box (in prokaryotes)...
- The initiator proteins are the proteins that recognize a specific DNA sequence within the origin of replication. The origin of replication is the site...
- Black Crown Initiate is an American extreme metal band from Reading, Pennsylvania, United States, currently signed to Century Media. The band formed in...
- A pyrotechnic initiator (also initiator or igniter) is a device containing a pyrotechnic composition used primarily to ignite other, more difficult-to-ignite...
- computer data storage, a SCSI initiator is the endpoint that initiates a SCSI session, that is, sends a SCSI command. The initiator usually does not provide...
- In an extended sense it can also signify a transformation in which the initiate is 'reborn' into a new role. Examples of initiation ceremonies might include...