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Noun
The ability, and usually motivation, to assess and initiate things independently
“You will need to have the initiative to educate yourself on these matters.”
Noun
The capacity to think independently or be inventive
“We are looking for individuals with great initiative to drive our company forward.”
Noun
A plan or program, usually new or untried
“The showcase was a new initiative by the Fashion Council to exhibit emerging menswear talents.”
Noun
The first step in a series of maneuvers
“The company took the initiative by writing to their customers expressing a desire to settle all genuine claims.”
Noun
The power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do
“The party had become complacent in the last four years, thereby losing the initiative.”
Noun
(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.”
Adjective
Serving to initiate
“The Secretary of State has a prepared brief summary of the statewide initiative procedures.”
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