No Matter How You Say It: Initiative

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Word Origin

The word initiative is derived from the Latin word initiare which means “to begin, to originate”. Can you see how initiative is getting something started?

Sign Language Check out the following links from for the American Sign Language interpretation of the words: Start Idle


take the initiative
to do something

on (one’s) own initiative
Without prompting or direction from others;

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In Other Languages

Spanish – iniciativa

French – initiative

German – Initiative

Italian – iniziativa

Swedish – initiativ

Basque – ekimena

Portugese – iniciativa