how to pronounce initiative


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the above transcription of initiative is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

initiative is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of initiative in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… back initiative has created a program …”

meaning of initiative

Initiative means the act of taking the first step in a particular direction.

initiative frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word initiative occurs in english on average 14.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics initiative can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that initiative can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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