Verb > Initiate

Verb – Initiate

(+ object)

1 formal : to cause the beginning of (something) : to start or begin (something)

initiate a new project

Doctors have initiated a series of tests to determine the cause of the problem.

The company initiated judicial proceedings against them.

2 : to formally accept (someone) as a member of a group or organization usually in a special ceremony

The new recruits will be initiated tomorrow night.

He was initiated into a secret society.

3 : to teach (someone) the basic facts or ideas about something — usually + into

They initiated her into the ways of the corporate world.

initiator /ɪˈnɪʃiˌeɪtɚ/ noun, plural initiators (count)

the initiator of the project