Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word
iniciate is a mistake – there’s no reason to spell it like that. If you look at its etymology, you’ll clearly see that the only correct version of this noun/verb is initiate. It originates from Latin, as many other words. Some people may find its spelling problematic because of its pronunciation. Try to remember that the only correct form is initiate.
Correct spelling, explanation: initiate is a verb that was borrowed from the Latin initiātus, the perfect passive participle of initiō (begin, originate), from initium (a beginning). As you can see, the etymology indicates that it should be spelled with the -t consonant instead of an -c. If you’re not sure how to spell a word, always look at its history, because it can be very helpful. Initiate is the only correct version and
iniciate is just a mistake.
Definition of initiate:
1. verb, to cause something to begin
The manager will initiate a new training program next month to improve the skills of the sales team.
The company plans to initiate a new project to develop a more efficient workflow system that will save time and resources.
2. noun, a person who has recently joined a group and has been taught its secrets
The initiates of the secret society had to go through a series of rigorous tests and trials to prove their worth and dedication to the group.
As a new initiate to the company, John was excited to learn more about the corporate culture and get to know his colleagues.
Collocations with initiate:
Some most commonly used collocations include: initiate a project, initiate change, initiate a conversation
She initiated a new project to improve the company’s social media presence.
The new CEO was eager to initiate change and modernize the company’s practices.
He decided to initiate a conversation with his boss about his career development.
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