Synonyms for initiative

Synonyms for (noun) initiative

Synonyms: first step, initiative, opening, opening move

Definition: the first of a series of actions

Similar words: start, commencement, beginning

Definition: the act of starting something

Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Synonyms: enterprise, enterprisingness, go-ahead, initiative

Definition: readiness to embark on bold new ventures

Similar words: drive

Definition: the trait of being highly motivated

Usage: his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers

Synonyms for (adj) initiative

Synonyms: first, maiden, initiative, initiatory, inaugural

Definition: serving to set in motion

Usage: the magazine's inaugural issue; the initiative phase in the negotiations; an initiatory step toward a treaty; his first (or maiden) speech in Congress; the liner's maiden voyage

Similar words: opening

Definition: first or beginning

Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene

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