Translation of initiate in Spanish:

initiate

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 algn
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    • 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 (into sth) iniciar a algn (en algo)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

noun/nombre

/ɪˈnɪʃiət/
  • iniciado, (masculine, feminine)

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