initiate
noun.
someone new to a field or activity
Synonym: tyro, tiro, novice, beginner
noun.
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
noun.
people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
it is very familiar to the initiate
Synonym: enlightened
verb.
bring into being
He initiated a new program|Start a foundation
Synonym: originate, start
verb.
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants
Synonym: pioneer
verb.
accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
African men are initiated when they reach puberty
Synonym: induct
verb.
bring up a topic for discussion
Synonym: broach
verb.
set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II
Synonym: lead up
Antonym: uninitiate