What does the word initiate mean?

Usage examples for initiate

  1. Therein are recorded things unknown to science; discoveries never divulged, secrets more deep than the Elusinian, passed on from initiate to initiate for countless generations. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  2. The heads of all executive departments and agencies have been instructed to initiate at once effective programs of security with respect to their personnel. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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