Definitions For Initiate


  • People who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
  • Someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
  • Someone new to a field or activity
  • A person who is being formally accepted or who has been formally accepted as a member of a group or organization


  • Set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
  • Bring up a topic for discussion
  • Bring into being
  • Take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
  • Accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
  • To cause the beginning of (something) : to start or begin (something)
  • To formally accept (someone) as a member of a group or organization usually in a special ceremony
  • To teach (someone) the basic facts or ideas about something

Is Initiate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Initiate is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Initiate in a Sentence

  • Doctors have initiated a series of tests to determine the cause of the problem.
  • The company initiated judicial proceedings against them.
  • The new recruits will be initiated tomorrow night.
  • These secrets are known only to a small group of initiates.

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