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Definition of initative

"initative" is probably misspelled. Trying initiative instead Definition of initiative

1. initiative [ n ] readiness to embark on bold new ventures

Used in print:

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

It was arranged that he would board in the home of one of the old members of the church , a woman named Catt who , as Wilson afterward found , was briefly referred to as The_Cat because of her sharp_tongue and fierce initiative .

Synonyms initiative enterprisingness go-ahead enterprise Related Terms drive go_ahead

2. initiative [ n ] the first of a series of actions
Examples: "he memorized all the important chess openings"

Used in print:

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

No manufacturer has taken the initiative in pointing_out the costs involved .

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Naturally no woman can ever completely monopolize the sexual initiative .

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

The responsibility for taking the initiative in generating ideas is that of every officer in the Department who has a policy function , regardless of rank .

(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)

The initiative , administration and control remain primarily with the local school districts .

Synonyms first_step initiative opening opening_move Related Terms beginning curtain_raiser first_base peace_initiative open

3. initiative [ a ] serving to set in motion
Examples: "the magazine's inaugural issue" "the initiative phase in the negotiations" "an initiatory step toward a treaty" "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress" "the liner's maiden voyage"

Synonyms first inaugural maiden initiatory initiative Related Terms opening

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