French translation of 'initiate'
- (= start)
to initiate proceedings against sb
- [talks, discussion, conversation]
⇒ The government has initiated a series of reforms.
Le gouvernement a initié une série de réformes.
intenter une action contre qn,
engager des poursuites contre qnto initiate sex
prendre l'initiative des rapports sexuels
initierto initiate sb into sth [religion]
initier qn à qch[activity]
initier qn à qch[society, organization]
admettre qn au sein de qch
⇒ He wanted to initiate his son into fishing.
Il voulait initier son fils à la pêche.to be initiated into sth
être initié(e) à qchto initiate sb into the mysteries of sth
initier qn aux mystères de qchto initiate sb into the secrets of sth
initier qn aux secrets de qch
Example Sentences Including 'initiate'
Once the man spent that money, however, he went to several lawyers and finally found one who would initiate a case against me.Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
Especially with Soli: if he didn't initiate conversation, Soli was likely to remain as silent as a stone.The Broken God
`She will come before Miss Bray goes so that Miss Bray can initiate her into her duties.The Road to Paradise Island
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Translation of initiate from the Collins English to French Dictionary