Antonyms for initiation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ih-nish-ee-ey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˌnɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən

Definition of initiation

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Middle French initiation or directly from Latin initiationem (nominative initiatio) "participation in secret rites," noun of action from past participle stem of initiare "originate, initiate," from initium (see initial).
  • noun start, introduction
Example sentences :
  • Oh, I guess he's going to have some sort of an initiation in a secret society!
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • I know too well that every initiation is with sacrifice or blood.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • Not directly, but indirectly, as the very last refinement of initiation.
  • Extract from : « Little Masterpieces of Science: » by Various
  • More especially part of it, I knew, since she had received the Initiation.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • This Reverting of the Initiation was to be one of the ceremonies.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • The initiation in the mysteries of Eleusis lasted nine days.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The girls had been talking of the initiation and the part that Elinor had played.
  • Extract from : « Miss Pat at School » by Pemberton Ginther
  • The initiation was over, and young Lincoln's triumph complete.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln » by Wayne Whipple
  • Mr. Newton had ideas of his own about initiation ceremonies.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters » by Charles Henry Lerrigo
  • That dinner was but the initiation into a week of difficult adjustments.
  • Extract from : « Quin » by Alice Hegan Rice

Synonyms for initiation

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019