Synonyms of initiative in English:

initiative


See definition of initiative

noun

1‘interviewers are looking for enthusiasm and initiative’

SYNONYMS

enterprise, inventiveness, resourcefulness, capability

imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, originality, creativity

drive, dynamism, ambition, ambitiousness, motivation, spirit, verve, dash, energy, vitality, vigour, leadership, vision

informal get-up-and-go, zing, push, pep, zip, punch, pizzazz

ANTONYMS

unimaginativeness

2‘he had lost the initiative’

SYNONYMS

advantage, upper hand, edge, lead, whip hand, trump card

first step, first move, first blow, opening move, opening gambit, gambit

beginning, start, commencement

3‘a recent initiative on recycling’

SYNONYMS

plan, scheme, strategy, stratagem, measure, technique, proposal, step, action, act, manoeuvre, gambit

approach, tack, tactic

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