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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, ability, or energy to organize or actively carry through a plan.
She will succeed because of her strong initiative.
 
synonyms:
drive, enterprise
similar words:
ambition, creativity, dynamism, energy, fire, leadership, originality, pep, pizazz, spunk, verve, vim, zing, zip
definition 2: the initial or leading action in a process.
Our company's initiatives in Asia are opening up new markets.He tends to be a follower because he's fearful of taking the initiative.
synonyms:
lead
similar words:
move
definition 3: in government, a process whereby voters can propose legislation directly.
Word Parts
The word initiative contains the following part:
init Latin root that means beginning
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