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initiate

1 verb
     
i‧ni‧ti‧ate1 [transitive]
1 formal to arrange for something important to start, such as an official process or a new plan:
They have decided to initiate legal proceedings against the newspaper.
Intellectuals have initiated a debate on terrorism.
2 to tell someone about something or show them how to do something
initiate somebody into something
Those kids were initiated into heroin use at a young age.
3SSO to introduce someone into an organization, club, group etc, usually with a special ceremony
initiate somebody into something
At the age of thirteen the boys in the tribe are initiated into manhood.
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