initiate-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: a person who has become a member of a society, club or institution of some kind.

Commentary: INITIATE[+person][+member][+new][+of_organization][+social]

There is a lunch for the new corporate initiates.
His work has placed him among the foremost initiates of string theory.
The initiates of the secret religious order had to take vows.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3