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initiative

in·i·ti·a·tive

initiative

 
pronunciation:
ih nI shi tihv [or] ih nI sh tihv
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the power, energy, or ability to organize or accomplish something.
She will succeed as president because of her initiative.
 
similar words:
ambition, creativity, energy, fire, leadership, originality, pep, zip
definition 2: the first or leading action in a process.
When they asked for volunteers, he took the initiative.
synonyms:
lead
similar words:
move
Word Parts
The word initiative contains the following part:
init Latin root that means beginning
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