Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: initiate

Definition: begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated


Sentences Containing 'initiate'

``I shall do whatever they do at Paris, madame, if I have the good fortune to find some one who will initiate me into the prevalent ideas of amusement.''
But the captain, for some unknown constitutional reason, had refrained from mentioning all this, and not till forced to it by Ahab's iciness did he allude to his one yet missing boy; a little lad, but twelve years old, whose father with the earnest but unmisgiving hardihood of a Nantucketer's paternal love, had thus early sought to initiate him in the perils and wonders of a vocation almost immemorially the destiny of all his race.

More Vocab Words

::: supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
::: disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
::: foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
::: spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
::: dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
::: caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
::: economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism