initiate

A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to begin)
a. iniciar
Initiate the missile launch sequence.Inicie la secuencia de lanzamiento del misil.
b. dar comienzo a
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
The government has plans to initiate the project next year.El gobierno tiene planes de dar comienzo al proyecto el próximo año.
c. entablar
We held a conference to initiate discussions regarding the school renovations.Organizamos una conferencia para entablar discusiones en torno a las renovaciones de la escuela.
d. poner en marcha
Some state governments will be initiating the reforms next month.Algunos gobiernos estatales pondrán en marcha las reformas el próximo mes.
e. introducir
MC Hammer initiated a new fashion trend with the way he wore his jeans.MC Hammer introdujo una nueva tendencia de moda con la manera en la que usaba los vaqueros.
2. (legal)
a. incoar
Due to the amount of evidence, the criminal investigation office decided to initiate an inquiry.Dada la cantidad de evidencia, la oficina de investigación criminal decidió incoar una averiguación.
b. emprender
The affected patient initiated legal action against the negligent doctor.El paciente afectado emprendió acciones legales en contra del doctor negligente.
c. entablar
Candice has initiated a lawsuit against her boss for harassment.Candice entabló una demanda contra su jefe por acoso.
3. (to admit)
a. iniciar
The secret society initiates its members in a ritual ceremony.La sociedad secreta inicia a sus miembros en una ceremonia ritual.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (person joining a group)
a. el iniciado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la iniciada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Initiates into the fraternity receive special tattoos.Los iniciados en la fraternidad reciben tatuajes especiales.
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initiate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (formal)
a. iniciar (begin)
2. (law)
a.
to initiate proceedings (against somebody)emprender una acción legal (contra alguien)
3. (to secret society, gang)
a. iniciar
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initiate
transitive verb
[ɪˈnɪʃɪeɪt]
1 (begin) iniciar; dar comienzo a; [+talks] entablar; [+reform] poner en marcha; [+fashion] introducir
to initiate proceedings against sb (Jur) entablar una demanda contra algn
2
to initiate sb into a society admitir a algn en una asociación; to initiate sb into a secret iniciar a algn en un secreto
[ɪˈnɪʃɪɪt]
noun
iniciadoainiciada (m) (f);a iniciada
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