英 [ɪ'nɪʃɪətɪv; -ʃə-]
- n. 主动权；首创精神
- adj. 主动的；自发的；起始的
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- initiative (n.)
- 1793, "that which begins," also "power of initiating," from French initiative (1560s), from Latin initiatus (see initiation). First attested in English in writings of William Godwin. Phrase take the initiative recorded by 1844.
- 1. He proposed a new diplomatic initiative to try to stop the war.
- 2. The government now hopes to seize the initiative on education.
- 3. The proposed initiative would mandate a reduction of carbon dioxide of 40%.
- 4. The Prime Minister's initiative has much to commend it.
- 5. We have the initiative; we intend to keep it.
[ initiative 造句 ]