Translation of initiative in Spanish:


iniciativa, n.

Pronunciation /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv//ɪˈnɪʃ(i)ədɪv/


  • 1

    (independence of mind)
    iniciativa feminine
    she's got initiative tiene iniciativa
    • One country can be a leader on one issue in which it has competence, initiative, resources and interest.
    • The children showed great initiative, organisation and ability in raising the money, which will be used to benefit the whole school.
    • I don't have enough confidence and initiative to ever earn her respect.
    • The interviewer is looking for your ability to show initiative, take responsibility and communicate.
    • The hallmark of Australian soldiers has always been one of personal initiative and independent action.
    • Glasgow then showed great initiative and no little skill to claim the first try of the match just ahead of the half hour mark.
    • In his work he is persistent, independent and has initiative.
    • They said that lower taxes would leave more money in the hands of those who made their income with initiative, skills, entrepreneurial ambition and hard work.
    • They are showing no initiative or imagination, no willpower or skill when it comes to protecting our income.
    • The skills they need include creativity and initiative, the ability to make decisions and solve problems, and a knack for working with others.
    • Oak's ability and initiative had taken him from humble origins to become a respected shepherd with sheep of his own.
    • And while I admire the ingenuity and imagination and initiative, it's not going to happen.
    • Companies look for people with good communication skills, drive and initiative.
    • Respect and obedience to elderly persons are important values, but independence, individual initiative, and self-confidence also are praised.
    • At no stage have we shown, or sought to show, any competence, insight, initiative, wit, sobriety, sincerity or indeed any capability at all.
    • To be a hacker you need motivation and initiative and the ability to educate yourself.
    • Under the circumstances they bet on independence, gumption and initiative of section and crew commanders and leaders of combat teams.
    • Where's the incentive to develop your skills and show initiative when you don't get any reward for it?
    • Answering the 41 questions on this American ‘career advancement test’ is intended to determine your drive, initiative and ability to take on responsibility.
    • They may display a lack of drive, initiative and concentration that may make them appear lazy.
  • 2

    (power to initiate)
    iniciativa feminine
    • By not immediately pressing them in their retreat from the village, he lost both the initiative and an opportunity to finally curb the tribesmen and end the war.
    • Game on, or at least one would have thought, but instead of retaining the initiative, they allowed Nemo to lift the siege and find open ground, which they used to far greater effect than the losers.
    • Ireland had not played particularly well in that first half, had forced a dream start but quickly lost the initiative as they allowed their insecurities and nervousness to manifest itself into their play.
    • Lynx were ahead after 50 minutes but surrendered the initiative and despite laying siege to the Swinton try line in the closing stages they were unable to claim victory.
  • 3

    (move, measure)
    iniciativa feminine
    • What we have demonstrated is that even without a media partner, we still have the capability internally to drive this initiative.
    • In New Earswick, the professor adds, the initial policing initiative was undermined by the gap between what the police were able to deliver and the heightened expectations of local people.
    • The outfit selected will be charged with estimating the likely future demand for broadband services in rural areas and assessing how much any initiative would cost tax-payers.
    • Journalists alarmed by the directions of both the profession and journalism education said the initiative comes at an opportune time.
    • Residents in one tenement in Edinburgh's Polwarth area which is managed by the scheme said the initiative had helped resolve anxieties about major structural work.
    • The government's flagship sexual health initiative, Healthy Respect, is failing young people, according to a new study by Edinburgh University.
    • Neither initiative provides any legal powers to facilitate the delivery of that care.
    • Let us finally give meaning to national endeavour by having opposition, government and independent sanction this initiative in both chambers of Parliament.
    • But the start of the world's most ambitious traffic congestion initiative passed without any drama - apart from that provided by a few hundred protesters who were agreed it would end in disaster.
    • Perhaps the Confederation of Indian Industry's plan to launch a massive skill upgradation and training initiative over the next two years will help.
    • Of the four festivals held by the movement between 1990 and 1994, only the first can truly qualify as a thoroughly independent initiative.
    • The programme is an imaginative and innovative cross-disciplinary initiative.
    • We then evaluated each initiative by assessing how well it addressed specific concerns.
    • This approach encompasses initiatives that aim to work with current drug users.
    • This initiative represents an excellent opportunity for minority-owned companies.
    • The policy initiative includes measures to improve the investment climate in the country and the launching of a new investment law.
    • Today's decision by the IRA to move into a new peaceful mode is historic and represents a courageous and confident initiative.
    • So what has caused the undoing of what started out as an enthusiastic and well meaning initiative?
    • The strategic initiative will include a two-stage approach to move to the full globalization of the market for top-level domains.
    • Pupils of 600 schools are benefiting from a €500,000 government initiative to develop literacy skills this Christmas.