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 for Initiated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Initiate \In*i"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Initiated; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Initiating.] [L. initiatus, p. p. of initiare to
     begin, fr. initium beginning. See Initial.]
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     1. To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to
        set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter
        upon.
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              How are changes of this sort to be initiated? --I.
                                                    Taylor.
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     2. To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the
        rudiments or principles; to introduce.
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              Providence would only initiate mankind into the
              useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest
              to employ our industry.               --Dr. H. More.
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              To initiate his pupil into any part of learning, an
              ordinary skill in the governor is enough. --Locke.
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     3. To introduce into a society or organization; to confer
        membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with
        mysterious rites or ceremonies.
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              The Athenians believed that he who was initiated and
              instructed in the mysteries would obtain celestial
              honor after death.                    --Bp.
                                                    Warburton.
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              He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he
              was one and twenty.                   --Spectator.
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