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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]
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