Definitions: (noun) An initiative is an effort to start doing something to solve a problem. (noun) If you have or take the initiative, you are in control and can decide what to do next.
Examples: (noun) The town has no new initiatives to deal with road pollution. (noun) It appears that the army was acting on its own initiative and not on orders from the president. (noun) It’s good to see someone take the initiative and start doing something about this problem.
Synonyms: nouns: action, drive ambition.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 E