- 1The action of admitting someone into a secret or obscure society or group, typically with a ritual: rituals of initiation [as modifier]: an initiation ceremonyMore example sentences
beginning, starting, commencement; institution, inauguration, launch, opening, instigation, actuation, origination, devising, inception; establishment, setting up• informal kickoffinduction, introduction, admission, admittance, installation, incorporation, ordination, investiture, enlistment, enrollment, recruitment; baptism
- He urged the society to enhance its initiation ceremonies.
- It was also the occasion for young men's initiation rites.
- I entered into what I consider to be one of the most serious oaths in my life on the night of my first initiation.
- 1.1The introduction of someone to a particular activity or skill: his initiation into the world of martial artsMore example sentences
- In Peru, access to condoms is limited and sexual initiation begins early.
- Similar to the findings of Small and Luster, factors from each system emerged as significant predictors of age at sexual initiation.
- To illustrate, the heavy consumption of tobacco use in West Virginia, along with early initiation, clearly has an impact on the state's health care costs.
- 2The action of beginning something: the initiation of criminal proceedingsMore example sentences
- The most recent development in academic programs has been the initiation of the PhD-granting program in Rehabilitation Sciences.
- In such cases, the government is simply doing its entirely proper, strictly limited job of protecting individual rights from the initiation of physical force.
- The initiation of a review is the responsibility of the administrator's supervisor, who shall tailor the review to the unique aspects of the position.