Translation of initiate in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo/ɪˈnɪʃieɪt/
- 1 (start) [formal] [talks] iniciar [formal], dar* comienzo a [formal], entablar; [reform/plan] poner* en marcha; [fashion/new concept] introducir* to initiate proceedings against sb entablarle juicio a algnExample sentences
- The process begins with initiating the microscopic process under study.
- The report proposed that the authority initiate a procurement process to enable anyone to put forward any technologies for waste disposal.
- In 1999 the former Northern Municipality Local Council began to initiate development.
- 2 (admit, introduce) to initiate sb (
intosth) iniciar a algn ( enalgo)Example sentences
- It was like being initiated into some secret society being taken to it.
- Rennie, whose grandfather and father were both members, was initiated into the society when he was just 15.
- She had been initiated into the secrets at the age of sixteen and told of their goals and their reason for existence.
- As they become better acquainted, Snow Flower initiates Lily into a system of code-writing used solely between women.
- I had been working as an overseer of cattle for a few weeks and had spent the last few days initiating her into her new role.
- It was he who initiated Bensemann into the dark art of English dancing.
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