ETYM Latin initiatus, p. p.
Having been introduced to something new; SYN. initiated.
1. People who been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; SYN. enlightened.
2. Someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field; SYN. learned person, pundit, savant.
1. To accept young people into society, usually with some rite; SYN. induct.
2. To take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; SYN. pioneer.