Textual thesaurus for "initiate"

(noun) enlightened

people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity

it is very familiar to the initiate

(noun) pundit, savant, learned person

someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

(noun) novice, tyro, tiro, beginner

someone new to a field or activity

(verb) lead up

set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for

Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II

(verb) broach

bring up a topic for discussion

(verb) start, originate

bring into being

He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

(verb) pioneer

take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

(verb) induct

accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite

African men are initiated when they reach puberty