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English definition of “initiate”

initiate

verb [T] (TEACH)    /ɪˈnɪʃ.i.eɪt/
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.CeremoniesTeaching in general
(Definition of initiate verb (TEACH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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