Definitions For Initiative


  • The first of a series of actions
  • Readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  • The power or opportunity to do something before others do
  • The energy and desire that is needed to do something
  • A plan or program that is intended to solve a problem


  • Serving to set in motion

Is Initiatives a Scrabble Word?

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

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Words with Friends

The word Initiative is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Initiative in a Sentence

  • If you want to meet her, you're going to have to take the initiative and introduce yourself.
  • The company has the opportunity to seize the initiative by getting its new products to the market before its competitors.
  • The governor has proposed a new initiative to improve conditions in urban schools.

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