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initiative US English

The ability to assess and initiate things independently

initiative US Thesaurus

employers are looking for people with initiative

take the initiative US English

Be the first to take action in a particular situation

on one's own initiative US English

Without being prompted by others

Strategic Defense Initiative US English

A projected US system of defence against nuclear weapons, using satellites armed with lasers to intercept and destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles. The project was renamed the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization in 1993

Strategic Defense Initiative New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

projected US system of defence using satellites; now the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

take the initiative in initiative US English

Be the first to take action in a particular situation

the initiative in initiative US English

(Especially in some US states and Switzerland) the right of citizens outside the legislature to originate legislation

on one's own initiative in initiative US English

Without being prompted by others

take or seize the initiative in initiative US English

Be the first to take action in a particular situation