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initiate

Translation of initiate in German:

transitive verb

British English: /ɪˈnɪʃɪeɪt/
American English: /ɪˈnɪʃiˌeɪt/
  • 1 (admit)
    initiieren (Sociology, Ethnology)
    (introduce)
    einführen (into in) + Akk.
    initiate somebody into something (into club, group, etc.)
    jemanden in etwas Akk. aufnehmen
    (into knowledge, mystery, etc.) jemanden in etwas Akk. einweihen
  • 2 (begin)
    initiieren [formal]
    in die Wege leiten (Vorhaben)
    einleiten (Verhandlungen, Reformen)
    eröffnen (Diskussion, Verhandlung, Feierlichkeiten, Feindseligkeiten)
    anstrengen (Prozess, Klage)

noun

British English: /ɪˈnɪʃɪət/
American English: /ɪˈnɪʃiət/

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