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Noun
The ability, and usually motivation, to assess and initiate things independently
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“You will need to have the initiative to educate yourself on these matters.”
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The capacity to think independently or be inventive
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“We are looking for individuals with great initiative to drive our company forward.”
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A plan or program, usually new or untried
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“The showcase was a new initiative by the Fashion Council to exhibit emerging menswear talents.”
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The first step in a series of maneuvers
“The company took the initiative by writing to its customers, expressing a desire to settle all legitimate claims.”
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The power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do
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“The party had become complacent in the last four years, thereby losing the initiative.”
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(somewhat rare) The initial portion of some extended thing
“The company's Vice-President explained the goals of the project at the initiative of his speech.”
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A special effort exerted towards a particular goal
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The property of being sprightly
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The object or goal of something
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An ambition or hope
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The ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems
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The act, state or position of being a leader
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Adjective
Serving to initiate
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“The Secretary of State has a prepared summary of the statewide initiative procedures.”
Adjective
Denotes having high priority
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Adjective
Introductory, preliminary, serving as a prelude or preface
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