Synonyms for initiate

Synonyms for (noun) initiate

Synonyms: initiate, enlightened

Definition: people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity

Usage: it is very familiar to the initiate

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience


Synonyms: initiate, pundit, savant, learned person

Definition: someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

Similar words: scholar, scholarly person, student, bookman

Definition: a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines


Synonyms: novice, tyro, tiro, initiate, beginner

Definition: someone new to a field or activity

Similar words: unskilled person

Definition: a person who lacks technical training

Synonyms for (verb) initiate

Synonyms: initiate, lead up

Definition: set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for

Usage: Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II

Similar words: start, originate, initiate

Definition: bring into being

Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation


Synonyms: broach, initiate

Definition: bring up a topic for discussion

Similar words: discuss, talk over, hash out

Definition: speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

Usage: We discussed our household budget


Synonyms: start, originate, initiate

Definition: bring into being

Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: initiate, pioneer

Definition: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

Usage: This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident


Synonyms: induct, initiate

Definition: accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite

Usage: African men are initiated when they reach puberty

Similar words: let in, include, admit

Definition: allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

Usage: admit someone to the profession; She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar