n. 主动性; 主动精神; 倡议; 主动权
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 new peace initiative.
In a fight or contest, if you have the initiative, you are in a better position than your opponents to decide what to do next.
We have the initiative; we intend to keep it...
He paused enough to consider the options but never so long as to lose the initiative.
If you have initiative, you have the ability to decide what to do next and to do it, without needing other people to tell you what to do.
She was disappointed by his lack of initiative.
...workers who are able to sort out problems on their own initiative.
If you take the initiative in a situation, you are the first person to act, and are therefore able to control the situation.
We must take the initiative in the struggle to end the war...
She knew she had to take the initiative and maintain an aggressive game throughout.
1. readiness to embark on bold new ventures
2. the first of a series of actions;
1. serving to set in motion;
on one's own initiative
take (或 seize) the initiative
on (one's) own initiative
He's got no initiative in his work.
The captain took the initiative and led the soldiers out of the danger area.
He studies on his own initiative.
Both central and local initiative should be brought into play.
In an unprecedented action, the army, on its own initiative, arrested seventeen civilians.