US: /ˌɪˈnɪʃiˌeɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

initiate /i'niʃiit/
  • danh từ
    • người đã được vỡ lòng, người đã được khai tâm, người được bắt đầu làm quen với một bộ môn
    • người đã được làm lễ kết nạp; người đã được thụ giáo
    • tính từ
      • đã được vỡ lòng, đã được khai tâm, đã được bắt đầu làm quen với (một bộ môn khoa học...)
      • đã được làm lễ kết nạp; đã được thụ giáo
      • ngoại động từ
        • bắt đầu, khởi đầu, đề xướng
        • vỡ lòng, khai tâm, bắt đầu làm quen cho (ai về một bộ môn gì...)
        • làm lễ kết nạp; làm lễ thụ giáo cho (ai)

      Advanced English dictionary

      verb, noun
      + verb [VN]
      1 (formal) to make sth begin: to initiate legal action / proceedings against sb + The government has initiated a programme of economic reform. + Bacteria then enters the wound and initiates infection.
      2 ~ sb (into sth) to explain sth to sb and/or make them experience it for the first time: Many of them had been initiated into drug use at an early age. + His uncle initiated him into the pleasures of sailing.
      3 ~ sb (into sth) to make sb a member of a particular group, especially as part of a secret ceremony: Hundreds are initiated into the sect each year.
      + noun
      a person who has been allowed to join a particular group, organization, or religion and is learning its rules and secrets

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 begin, commence, enter upon or on, originate, introduce, set in motion, start, give rise to, get under way, launch, get or set going, trigger, set off, actuate, activate, instigate, institute, inaugurate:
      The programme was initiated last spring with much fanfare.
      2 admit, accept, introduce:
      The new members were initiated last night, with due ceremony.
      3 teach, instruct, train, tutor, drill, coach:
      His responsibility is to initiate recruits in the rudiments of jungle warfare.
      4 novice, beginner, new boy or girl, greenhorn, rookie, neophyte, tiro or tyro, newcomer, tenderfoot, fledgling, apprentice, (raw) recruit, abecedarian, noviciate or novitiate, catechumen, Brit fresher or US only freshman, Australian new chum:
      In the first weeks, initiates are drilled in the basics.

      Collocation dictionary


      The enquiry was formally initiated last month.

      Concise English dictionary

      +someone new to a field or activity
      +someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
      +people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
      +bring into being
      +take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
      +accept young people into society, usually with some rite
      +bring up a topic for discussion
      +prepare the way for