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English adjective: initiative

1. initiative serving to set in motion


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsfirst, inaugural, initiatory, maiden


Similaropening


Antonymsclosing


English noun: initiative

1. initiative (attribute) readiness to embark on bold new ventures


Synonymsenterprise, enterprisingness, go-ahead


Broader (hypernym)drive

2. initiative (act) the first of a series of actions


Synonymsfirst step, opening, opening move


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, start


Narrower (hyponym)curtain raiser, first base, peace initiative









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