initiate

definition: 
to begin; to establish; to take decisive action without help
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A handshake is the unspoken word that initiates a conversation in almost any social or professional get-together.
Baptism is the sacrament at which infants or converts are initiated into the Christian faith.
difficulty: 
easy
toefl frequency: 
2
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initiated
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initiation
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