Synonyms of initiate in English:

initiate


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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