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initiative
British English: /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv/
American English: /ɪˈnɪʃ(i)ədɪv/

Translation of initiative in German:

noun

  • 1 (power) See examples:the initiative is ours/lies with them
    die Initiative liegt bei uns/ihnen
    have the initiative
    die Überhand haben
    (Military)
    den Kampf bestimmen
  • 2no pl., no indef. art.
    (ability)
    lack initiative
    keine Initiative haben od. besitzen
  • 4
    (citizen's right to initiate legislation)
    Gesetzesinitiative, die

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