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initiate

verb [T]  /ɪˈnɪʃ·iˌeɪt/ us  

initiate verb [T] (BEGIN)

to cause something to begin: The peace talks were initiated by a special envoy.

initiate verb [T] (ACCEPT IN GROUP)

to signal the acceptance of someone into a group by a special ceremony
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