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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