take the initiative

take the initiative
take (or seize) the initiative
be the first to take action in a particular situation

antihunting groups have seized the initiative in the dispute


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  • take the initiative — index attack, commence, initiate, originate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take the initiative — to be the first one to do something. She wanted to move, to take the initiative, to give him a big hug. Usage notes: often said about an effort to solve a problem: Parents need to take the initiative with their children s after school programs …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the initiative — take the first step, begin something by oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take the initiative — to be the first to make a move, forcing others to react accordingly …   Idioms and examples

  • The Initiative — Infobox Television episode Title=The Initiative Series=Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season=4 Episode=7 Airdate=November 16 1999 Production=4ABB07 Writer=Douglas Petrie Director=James A. Contner Episode list=List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes… …   Wikipedia

  • initiative — ini·tia·tive /i ni shə tiv, shē ə tiv/ n 1: the esp. introductory series of steps taken to cause a desired result the deposing party would ordinarily be required to take the initiative in arranging a deposition Andrews v. Bradshaw, 895 P.2d 973… …   Law dictionary

  • initiative — 1793, that which begins, also power of initiating, from Fr. initiative (1560s), from L. initiatus (see INITIATION (Cf. initiation)). First attested in English in writings of William Godwin. Phrase take the initiative recorded by 1844 …   Etymology dictionary

  • initiative — noun 1 YOUR OWN DECISIONS (U) the ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do: I wish my son would show a bit more initiative. | use your (own) initiative: Don t keep asking me for advice. Use your …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • initiative — i|ni|tia|tive W2 [ıˈnıʃətıv] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(decisions)¦ 2¦(plan)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4¦(law)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(DECISIONS)¦[U] the ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do ▪ I wish my son would show more… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • initiative — [[t]ɪnɪ̱ʃətɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ initiatives 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N to inf An initiative is an important act or statement that is intended to solve a problem. Government initiatives to help young people have been inadequate... There s talk of a… …   English dictionary

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