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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Initiate  \In*i"ti*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Initiated};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Initiating}.]  [L.  initiatus  p.  p.  of  initiare  to 
  begin,  fr  initium  beginning.  See  {Initial}.] 
  1.  To  introduce  by  a  first  act  to  make  a  beginning  with  to 
  set  afoot;  to  originate;  to  commence;  to  begin  or  enter 
  upon 
 
  How  are  changes  of  this  sort  to  be  initiated?  --I. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  To  acquaint  with  the  beginnings;  to  instruct  in  the 
  rudiments  or  principles;  to  introduce. 
 
  Providence  would  only  initiate  mankind  into  the 
  useful  knowledge  of  her  treasures,  leaving  the  rest 
  to  employ  our  industry.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  To  initiate  his  pupil  into  any  part  of  learning,  an 
  ordinary  skill  in  the  governor  is  enough.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  To  introduce  into  a  society  or  organization;  to  confer 
  membership  on  especially,  to  admit  to  a  secret  order  with 
  mysterious  rites  or  ceremonies. 
 
  The  Athenians  believed  that  he  who  was  initiated  and 
  instructed  in  the  mysteries  would  obtain  celestial 
  honor  after  death.  --Bp. 
  Warburton 
 
  He  was  initiated  into  half  a  dozen  clubs  before  he 
  was  one  and  twenty.  --Spectator. 




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