An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts
Ability to start things
The starting of things
Like it or not, we need to take the initiative and set the record straight.
His power of initiative in poetry was very small, and the range of poetic ground which he could cover strictly limited.
Compressed dry guncotton is easily detonated by an initiative detonator such as mercuric fulminate.
Hence obedience was instinctive and initiative almost undreamt of.
And at the end of March Loisy gave up his lectureship, as he declared, "on his own initiative, in view of the pacification of minds in the Catholic Church."