- (n.) novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate (someone new to a field or activity)
- (n.) initiate, learned person, pundit, savant (someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field)
- (n.) initiate, enlightened (people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity) "it is very familiar to the initiate"
- (v.) originate, initiate, start (bring into being) "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
- (v.) initiate, pioneer (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of) "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
- (v.) initiate, induct (accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite) "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
- (v.) broach, initiate (bring up a topic for discussion)
- (v.) lead up, initiate (set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for) "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"
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