“Start an initiative” is as ridiculous as to “begin a beginning” or — as William Shakespeare chuckles in his comedy As You Like It — to “see a sight”. By PHILIP OCHIENGMore by this AuthorTo initiate is to come up with a new idea, a new commodity or a new institution. For to start and to initiate are almost exactly the same thing. To be sure, the word initial also refers to the letter which begins a word, especially a name, and is, in that context, a noun. But, much more properly, the word initial is an adjective.
Source: Daily Nation April 19, 2019 18:00 UTC