Synonyms of initiate in English:

initiate


See definition of initiate

verb

1‘the government has initiated an extensive programme’

SYNONYMS

begin, start off, commence, take action on, usher in

institute, inaugurate, put in place, launch, open, instigate, bring about, get under way, set in motion, trigger off, actuate

establish, set up, lay the foundations of, lay the first stone of, lay the cornerstone of, sow the seeds of, start the ball rolling

originate, pioneer

informal get cracking on, get going on, kick off

ANTONYMS

complete, finish

2‘he had been newly initiated into a cult’

SYNONYMS

introduce, admit, let, induct, install, instate, incorporate, ordain, invest, enlist, enrol, recruit, sign up, swear in

convert

ANTONYMS

expel

3‘they were initiated into the mysteries of mathematics’

SYNONYMS

teach about, instruct in, coach in, tutor in, school in, train in, drill in, prime in, ground in, familiarize with, acquaint with, make conversant with, make aware of

indoctrinate, inculcate

informal break someone in, show someone the ropes


noun

1‘an initiate in the cult of an Egyptian god’

SYNONYMS

novice, starter, beginner, newcomer

learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationer

new boy, new girl, new recruit, raw recruit, recruit, tyro, neophyte

member

postulant, novitiate

informal rookie, new kid, new kid on the block, newie, newbie

North American informal greenhorn