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Meaning of “initiate” - Learner’s Dictionary

initiate

verb [T]     /ɪˈnɪʃieɪt/
START to make something begin: [often passive] The program was initiated by the state government.Causing things to happen
JOIN to make someone a member of a group or organization in a special ceremony, or to show someone how to do an activity: At the age of 50, he was initiated into the priesthood.Ceremonies
initiation     /ɪˌnɪʃiˈeɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of initiate from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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