Translation of "initiate" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪˈnɪʃ.i.eɪt/ us

A formal to cause something to begin

iniciar, dar comienzo a
Who initiated the violence?

to teach someone about an area of knowledge, or to allow someone into a group by a special ceremony

At the age of eleven, Harry was initiated into the art of golf by his father.
Each culture had a special ritual to initiate boys into manhood.
noun uk /ɪˈnɪʃ.i.ət/ us formal

a person who has recently joined a group and has been taught its secrets

iniciado, -a

(Translation of “initiate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)