Synonyms of initiative


1. enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead, drive

usage: readiness to embark on bold new ventures

2. first step, initiative, opening move, opening, beginning, start, commencement

usage: the first of a series of actions


1. inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden, opening (vs. closing)

usage: serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"

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Definition and meaning of initiative (Dictionary)