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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. initiative, the initiative: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. initiative, the initiative: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. initiative: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. initiative: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. initiative: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. initiative: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Initiative, initiative: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. initiative, the initiative: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. initiative: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. initiative: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. initiative: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. initiative: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. initiative: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. initiative: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. initiative: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. initiative: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Initiative (agency), Initiative (chess), Initiative (disambiguation), Initiative (role-playing games), Initiative, The Initiative (Tunisia), The Initiative (company), The Initiative: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Initiative: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. initiative: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. initiative: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. Initiative (f), initiative, initiative (f): AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. initiative: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. initiative: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. initiative: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. initiative: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. initiative: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. Initiative: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. initiative: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. initiative: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  4. Initiative: GLOSSARY OF LEGISLATIVE TERMS [home, info]
  5. INITIATIVE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  6. initiative: Nelson Political Science Glossary [home, info]
  7. initiative: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  8. initiative: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. initiative: Netlingo [home, info]
  2. initiative: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Initiative: Brain Injury [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. initiative: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. initiative: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Initiative: Backgammon [home, info]
  2. Initiative: Chess Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (initiative)

noun:  the first of a series of actions
noun:  readiness to embark on bold new ventures
adjective:  serving to set in motion ("The initiative phase in the negotiations")

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Words similar to initiative:   enterprise, enterprisingness, first, go-ahead, inaugural, initiatory, maiden, opening, first step, getupandgo, opening move, more...

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