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initiative

US [ɪˈnɪʃətɪv]
UK [ɪ'nɪʃətɪv]
  • n.倡议;主动性;积极性;主动权
  • adj.起始的
  • Web首创精神;创始的;进取心
Plural Form:initiatives  
Initiative
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n.
1.
[c]
倡议;新方案a new plan for dealing with a particular problem or for achieving a particular purpose
a United Nations peace initiative
联合国的和平倡议
a government initiative to combat unemployment
政府应付失业问题的新方案
2.
[u]
主动性;积极性;自发性the ability to decide and act on your own without waiting for sb to tell you what to do
You won't get much help. You'll have to use your initiative .
你不会得到多少帮助的。你得自己想办法。
She did it on her own initiative(= without anyone telling her to do it) .
她是主动这么做的。
3.
[sing]
掌握有利条件的能力(或机会);主动权the power or opportunity to act and gain an advantage before other people do
to seize/lose the initiative
掌握╱丧失先机
It was up to the US to take the initiative in repairing relations.
在修复关系方面应由美国采取主动。
4.
[c]
(美国某些州的)公民立法提案程序(in some states of the US) a process by which ordinary people can suggest a new law by signing a petition

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