ih nI shi eIt
definition 1: to cause to begin; institute; originate.
example: After two years of fighting, the warring countries have initiated peace negotiations.
example: The company has initiated a new policy concerning smoking.
definition 2: to provide with basic knowledge in a skill or field of learning.
example: The new recruits were initiated in the techniques of self-defense.
example: He felt that the experience of being swindled initiated him as to the ways of the world.
definition 3: to admit as a member of a club or society by performing a formal ceremony or ritual.
example: At the ceremony to initiate new members, each new person must repeat the club pledge.
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