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Synonyms of initiative in English:


  • 1 interviewers are looking for enthusiasm and initiative
    enterprise, inventiveness, resourcefulness, capability;
    imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, originality, creativity;
    informal get-up-and-go, zing, push, pep, zip, punch, pizzazz
    [Antonyms] unimaginativeness
  • 2 he had lost the initiative
    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
    plan, scheme, strategy, stratagem, measure, technique, proposal, step, action, act, manoeuvre, gambit;
    French démarche
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