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Definition of initial verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

initial

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they initial
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃl//
 
he / she / it initials
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃlz//
 
past simple initialled
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
past participle initialled
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
(especially US English) past simple initialed
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
(especially US English) past participle initialed
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃld//
 
-ing form initialling
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃlɪŋ//
 
(especially US English) -ing form initialing
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃlɪŋ//
 
 
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(initialling, initialled, (especially US English)initialing, initialed) initial something to mark or sign something with your initials Please initial each page and sign in the space provided. The agreement was finally initialled on May 8. Word Origin early 16th cent.: from Latin initialis, from initium ‘beginning’, from inire ‘go in’, from in- ‘into’ + ire ‘go’.
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