Antonyms of noun initiate

1 of 3 senses of initiate

Sense 3
initiate, enlightened -- (people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate")
       Antonym of uninitiate (Sense 1)
      => uninitiate -- (people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it diverts the attention of the uninitiate")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun initiate

3 senses of initiate

Sense 1
novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate -- (someone new to a field or activity)
       => unskilled person -- (a person who lacks technical training)

Sense 2
initiate, learned person, pundit, savant -- (someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field)
       => scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student -- (a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines)

Sense 3
initiate, enlightened -- (people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb initiate

5 senses of initiate

Sense 1
originate, initiate, start -- (bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 3
initiate, induct -- (accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty")
       => admit, let in, include -- (allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar")

Sense 4
broach, initiate -- (bring up a topic for discussion)
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Sense 5
lead up, initiate -- (set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II")
       => originate, initiate, start -- (bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation")

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