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English definition of “initiative”

initiative

noun [U] (ABILITY TO TAKE ACTION)   /ɪˈnɪʃ·ə·t̬ɪv, ɪˈnɪʃ·i·ə-/
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 .
(Definition of initiative noun (ABILITY TO TAKE ACTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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