Initiatively



[ih-nish-ee-uh-tiv, ih-nish-uh-] /ɪˈnɪʃ i ə tɪv, ɪˈnɪʃ ə-/

noun
1.
an introductory act or step; leading action:
to take the initiative in making friends.
2.
readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise:
to lack initiative.
3.
one’s personal, responsible decision:
to act on one’s own initiative.
4.
Government.

adjective
5.
of or relating to formal admission or acceptance into a club or other group; signifying an :
The secret society’s initiative events are best left undescribed.
6.
serving to set in motion or ; introductory; beginning:
Initiative steps were taken to stop manufacture of the drug.
/ɪˈnɪʃɪətɪv; -ˈnɪʃətɪv/
noun
1.
the first step or action of a matter; commencing move: he took the initiative, a peace initiative
2.
the right or power to begin or initiate something: he has the initiative
3.
the ability or attitude required to begin or initiate something
4.
(government)

5.
on one’s own initiative, without being prompted
adjective
6.
of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiatory
n.

1793, “that which begins,” also “power of initiating,” from French initiative (1560s), from Latin initiatus (see initiation). First attested in English in writings of William Godwin. Phrase take the initiative recorded by 1844.
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