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initiative

Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv/

Translation of initiative in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (independence of mind) iniciativa (feminine) she's got initiative tiene iniciativa on one's own initiative por iniciativa propia, (de) motu proprio
    Example sentences
    • Answering the 41 questions on this American ‘career advancement test’ is intended to determine your drive, initiative and ability to take on responsibility.
    • The skills they need include creativity and initiative, the ability to make decisions and solve problems, and a knack for working with others.
    • The interviewer is looking for your ability to show initiative, take responsibility and communicate.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (power to initiate) iniciativa (feminine) to take the initiative tomar la iniciativa
    Example sentences
    • By not immediately pressing them in their retreat from the village, he lost both the initiative and an opportunity to finally curb the tribesmen and end the war.
    • Lynx were ahead after 50 minutes but surrendered the initiative and despite laying siege to the Swinton try line in the closing stages they were unable to claim victory.
    • Ireland had not played particularly well in that first half, had forced a dream start but quickly lost the initiative as they allowed their insecurities and nervousness to manifest itself into their play.
    1.3 countable/numerable (move, measure) iniciativa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Residents in one tenement in Edinburgh's Polwarth area which is managed by the scheme said the initiative had helped resolve anxieties about major structural work.
    • The strategic initiative will include a two-stage approach to move to the full globalization of the market for top-level domains.
    • The policy initiative includes measures to improve the investment climate in the country and the launching of a new investment law.

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