English definition of “initiate”
/ɪˈnɪʃieɪt/ verb [T]
START › to make something begin: [often passive] The reforms were initiated by Gorbachev.
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. initiation
/ɪˌnɪʃiˈeɪʃən/ noun [C, U]