NounInitiative (plural Initiatives)
- A beginning; a first move.
- A new development; a fresh approach to something; a new way of dealing with a problem.
- The ability to act first or on one's own.
- An issue to be voted on, brought to the ballot by a sufficient number of signatures from among the voting public.
Initiative (not comparable)
Adjectives for Initiative
unusual; private; unfettered; individual; untrammeled; unparalleled; aggressive; independent; popular.
Verbs for Initiative
crush—; curb—; demonstrate—; develop—; display—; encourage—; exhibit—; imbue with—; kill—; manifest—; observe—; praise—; provoke—; reward—; —activates; —yields.
pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primitiveness, primitivity, primogenial, procreative, punch, push, pushfulness, pushiness, pushingness, recall, referendum, resourcefulness, rudimental, rudimentary, snap, spirit, spunk, starch, statutory referendum, thrust, up-and-comingness, ur, venturesomeness, venturousness, verve, vigor, vim, warming-up, zing, zip, abecedarian, aboriginal, adventuresomeness, adventurousness, aggression, aggressiveness, alpha, ambition, ambitiousness, antenatal, autochthonous, bang, baptismal, beginning, breaking-in, budding, constitutional referendum, creative, dash, direct initiative, drive, dynamism, elan, elemental, elementary, embryonic, energy, enterprise, enterprisingness, facultative referendum, fetal, fire, first, first blush, first glance, first impression, first inning, first lap, first move, first round, first sight, first stage, first step, force, forcefulness, formative, foundational, fundamental, gambit, gestatory, get-up-and-get, get-up-and-go, getup, ginger, go, go-ahead, go-getting, go-to-itiveness, gumption, hustle, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, indirect initiative, infant, infantile, initial, initiatory, introductive, introductory, inventive, kick, le premier pas, lead, leadership, mandate, mandatory referendum, nascent, natal, opening move, original, parturient, pep, pepper, piss and vinegar, pizzazz, plebiscite, plebiscitum, poop, postnatal,
- IPA: /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv/
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- Rhymes: -ɪʃətɪv
- (issue to be voted on): direct initiative
Initiative f. (plural Initiatives)
- Prendre l'initiative.