initiative


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Synonyms for initiative

Synonyms for initiative

an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

Synonyms for initiative

readiness to embark on bold new ventures

serving to set in motion

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The initiative had been mine; and Otoo was rapturously delighted when I suggested it.
He was a large-muscled, stolid sort of a man, in whom little imagination was coupled with immense initiative, and who possessed, withal, loyalty and affection as sturdy as his own strength.
He had declared his conviction that the rash way was, in her case, the right way; and that she would do well (with his assistance) to take the initiative, in the matter of the separation, on herself.
He had no genius for organizing, for initiative, or for order even.
I think every one was a little surprised that it should be he and not one of the official detectives who took the initiative.
On the other hand, to render him forever silent without the lady's assent and confidence is to act on one's own initiative and assumes a knowledge of everything with nothing for a basis.
I was aware of the demand for action, and, my old helplessness strong upon me, I was waiting for him to take the initiative.
A lack of initiative is one of your worst faults, I am afraid, dear Gerald.
He met delicacy with delicacy, though it was obvious to her that the initiative in all such matters lay with her and must lie with her always.
Society, not from any tenderness, but because of its strange needs, had taken care of those two men, forbidding them all independent thought, all initiative, all departure from routine; and forbidding it under pain of death.
The part of Mr Verloc in revolutionary politics having been to observe, he could not all at once, either in his own home or in larger assemblies, take the initiative of action.
His good nature almost amounted to imbecility: the men did what they liked with him, and he had not an ounce of initiative in his character, which was easy-going and talkative.
If the currency initiative is to succeed, the audit team must respond to taxpayers in a timely manner.
health care world to adopt the tenets of the recently launched Pesticides Initiative may be a rough sell, according to participants at a June 2003 national forum to further the effort, held in Washington, D.
In the current "dot-dead" era, e-commerce is an operational initiative whose survival depends on its ability to fund itself through cost cuts or (tougher to realize) revenue increases.
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