English adjective: initiative
|1.||initiative serving to set in motion|
|Samples||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, initiatory, maiden|
English noun: initiative
|1.||initiative (attribute) readiness to embark on bold new ventures|
|Synonyms||enterprise, enterprisingness, go-ahead|
|2.||initiative (act) the first of a series of actions|
|Synonyms||first step, opening, opening move|
|Broader (hypernym)||beginning, commencement, start|
|Narrower (hyponym)||curtain raiser, first base, peace initiative|