initiate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: bring into being

Nicole Richie initiated the breakup today at Jenner's home.
The Soviet expansion policies initiated the Cold War.
Who initiated the CNN youtube collaboration?

VerbNet: establish-55.5-1
FrameNet: Activity_Start
PropBank: initiate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: accept people into an exclusive group and/or experience

Gura nana garu initiated him into Panchamukhi Hanuman's mantra.
A trio of girls initiated her into the fierce politics of
Her parents' death initiated her into the complexities of adulthood.
He was initiated into the club with a bottle of champagne.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Rite
PropBank: initiate.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3