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Initiated vs Inducted - What's the difference?

initiated | inducted |

As verbs the difference between initiated and inducted

is that initiated is past tense of initiate while inducted is past tense of induct.




  • (initiate)
  • Anagrams





    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Unpractised; untried; new.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the initiate fear that wants hard use
  • (obsolete) Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
  • * Young
  • To rise in science as in bliss, / Initiate in the secrets of the skies.


    (en noun)
  • A new member of an organization.
  • One who has been through a ceremony of initiation.
  • Verb

  • To begin; to start.
  • * I. Taylor
  • How are changes of this sort to be initiated ?
  • To instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
  • * Dr. H. More
  • Providence would only initiate mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to employ our industry.
  • * John Locke
  • To initiate his pupil into any part of learning, an ordinary skill in the governor is enough.
  • To confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
  • * Bishop Warburton
  • The Athenians believed that he who was initiated and instructed in the mysteries would obtain celestial honour after death.
  • * Spectator
  • He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he was one and twenty.
  • To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.
  • (Alexander Pope)


    * (to begin) end, conclude, complete, finish




  • (induct)

  • induct



    (en verb)
  • to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
  • to introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
  • to draft into military service.
  • to bring in as a member.
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