Translation of initiate in Spanish:


iniciar, v.

Pronunciation /ɪˈnɪʃiˌeɪt//ɪˈnɪʃɪeɪt/

transitive verb

  • 1formal

    (talks) iniciar formal
    (talks) dar comienzo a formal
    (talks) entablar
    (reform/plan) poner en marcha
    (new concept/fashion) introducir
    to initiate proceedings against sb entablarle juicio a algn
    • Repairs were initiated because the roof leaked so much that staff had to work with umbrellas over their heads.
    • The secret stakeholder dialogue was initiated by BNFL two years ago in an attempt to improve its environmental image.
    • The report proposed that the authority initiate a procurement process to enable anyone to put forward any technologies for waste disposal.
    • However, this was by no means the case, even before liberal reforms were initiated.
    • Both revolutions were initiated as wars of liberation, wars of national renewal.
    • In late 1998 court proceedings were initiated due to irregularities in the purchase of these shares.
    • Women in sex work were categorized as high-risk groups and several interventions were initiated.
    • In 1999 the former Northern Municipality Local Council began to initiate development.
    • This completes the process initiated by me in my last budget in this regard.
    • Airports are being upgraded, modernisation plans have been prepared and action initiated.
    • The German Transplantation Society has initiated an audit to investigate the influence of these factors.
    • The idea first got a foothold with a bird project initiated by the Audubon Society.
    • Due to the demands from women in the childbirth movement, some changes were initiated.
    • He developed acute psychosis and had to be admitted in order to initiate treatment.
    • Another preliminary investigation was initiated into a group of people of Arab origin living in Hamburg.
    • In the end, the question of why the campaign was initiated may overshadow the campaign itself.
    • If an impact is too rapid, and acclimation on the level of gene expression cannot occur, cellular damage and cell death are initiated.
    • The idea, if such deals are initiated, is to use a part of the budget surplus to finance them.
    • The process begins with initiating the microscopic process under study.
    • He said that the campaign against him was initiated by a number of people who had an interest in changing the Prosecutor General.
  • 2

    (admit, introduce)
    to initiate sb (into sth) iniciar a algn (en algo)
    • The institute, incorporated in 1987, is devoted to developing leadership among Detroit's young people and initiating them into the struggle for civil rights.
    • For example, among the Mende of Sierra Leone, boys must be initiated into the Poro Society before they are recognized as adult.
    • The purpose of high school science courses should not be to train scientists but to educate students by initiating them into our ongoing cultural conversation about how to make sense of the world.
    • During one of his visits to jail, he meets a con man named Jack Duane who initiates Jurgis into a life of crime.
    • His mother initiated him into classical music, and he started learning in 1989.
    • Groups of girls of approximately the same age are initiated into these societies.
    • When they leave school many go to the factory or workshop and become initiated into the mysteries of betting and other evils.
    • They will be initiated into sports activities - volleyball for men and throw ball for women.
    • Take that girl I was talking about earlier on, who was initiated into a satanic cult.
    • He was initiated as a Wiccan at the Spring equinox seven years ago, on a mountainside near Manchester where he then lived.
    • One rainy day, when playing cricket was out of the question, his teacher at the primary school in Surrey that he attended brought his class inside and, using the blackboard, initiated them into the secrets of cricket scoring.
    • Rennie, whose grandfather and father were both members, was initiated into the society when he was just 15.
    • When one is initiated into Santeria, he or she dresses completely in white clothing for one year.
    • Few or none of them will have actually been initiated into a shaman tradition by the use of such drugs.
    • Glencoe initiates us into Scottish naturescapes.
    • How to play the forward and the backward defensive strokes is common knowledge to anyone who has been initiated into the game.
    • With this comes the revelation that it is deity, not an individual, who initiates you.
    • His brother initiates him into the worlds of North American popular music and womanizing.
    • While her father is an avid golfer, she has just about got initiated into the game.
    • In the novel the young girl who was initiated into the movement was an articulate student, a dissenter by nature.
    • Recently, she claimed to have been initiated into a traditional Aboriginal community.
    • Visitors would be initiated into the possibilities of yoga and given insights on how to lead a stress-free life.
    • It was my father who initiated me into athletics.
    • It was like being initiated into some secret society being taken to it.
    • She had been initiated into the secrets at the age of sixteen and told of their goals and their reason for existence.
    • During the exorcism we asked her what organisation she had been initiated into and she wouldn't tell us but we managed to squeeze it out of her.
    • In fact, the credit for initiating him into the world of shadow puppetry goes to a Chinese scholar.
    • It was he who initiated Bensemann into the dark art of English dancing.
    • Well, last year was my first Finke and that was when I was initiated into all that is motor sports.
    • The girls came with their parents and were initiated into the Gayatri Mantra by their fathers.
    • Every student has a different pace of learning and therefore, determining what kind of a learner he or she is was the first step in initiating him into high-impact learning methods.
    • Few children are now initiated into the Lyangombe and Nyabingi sects.
    • I had been working as an overseer of cattle for a few weeks and had spent the last few days initiating her into her new role.
    • It's not something you need to be initiated into with mystical rites.
    • Patients must be initiated into simple exercises such as walking.
    • As they become better acquainted, Snow Flower initiates Lily into a system of code-writing used solely between women.
    • At the end of the Recruitment, the Masters and Mistresses and I will decide which of you are qualified to be initiated into the League.
    • It was the great word of power, known only to priestesses initiated into the Mysteries of the gods.


  • 1

    iniciado masculine
    iniciada feminine