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English definition of “initiative”
/ɪˈnɪʃ·ə·t̬ɪv/, /ɪˈnɪʃ·i·ə-/ n [U] (ABILITY TO TAKE ACTION)
› the ability to judge what needs to be done and take action, esp. without suggestion from other people: Lisa showed initiative on the job and was soon promoted.