Synonyms for initiationɪˌnɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiation, induction, installation(noun)

    a formal entry into an organization or position or office

    Synonyms:
    evocation, foundation, induction, instauration, installing, generalization, creation, elicitation, installation, generalisation, instalment, inductive reasoning, knowledgeability, institution, trigger, inductance, founding, innovation, initiation, installment, knowledgeableness, origination, introduction, facility

  2. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration(noun)

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    Synonyms:
    cosmos, foundation garment, founding, entry, groundwork, unveiling, instauration, invention, base, substructure, excogitation, introduction, presentation, creative activity, fundament, intro, world, asylum, knowledgeableness, innovation, understructure, foundation, conception, universe, trigger, installation, knowledgeability, foot, existence, first appearance, grounding, design, institution, launching, mental home, origination, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, macrocosm, cornerstone, origin, debut, induction, basis, inception, insertion, establishment, mental hospital, initiation, intromission, creation, insane asylum

  3. knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, initiation(noun)

    wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

    Synonyms:
    trigger, installation, innovation, knowledgeableness, founding, knowledgeability, instauration, creation, institution, foundation, initiation, induction, origination, introduction

  4. trigger, induction, initiation(noun)

    an act that sets in motion some course of events

    Synonyms:
    elicitation, foundation, induction, evocation, introduction, generalization, creation, installation, generalisation, inductive reasoning, knowledgeability, institution, trigger, inductance, founding, gun trigger, initiation, instauration, knowledgeableness, origination, innovation

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. initiation

    The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.

    See synonyms for END.

    Synonyms:
    arising, beginning, commencement, fount, fountain, inauguration, inception, opening, origin, outset, rise, source, spring, start

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