inaugurate

inaugurate
UK [ɪˈnɔːɡjʊreɪt] / US [ɪˈnɔɡjəˌreɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "inaugurate":
present tense I/you/we/they inaugurate he/she/it inaugurates present participle inaugurating past tense inaugurated past participle inaugurated
1) formal to start or introduce something new and important

He hopes to inaugurate a new, more democratic era in the country's politics.

2)
a) to open a new building, or to start a new organization, with an official ceremony

The newest US embassy was inaugurated today in Caracas, Venezuela.

b) to celebrate the fact that someone is starting an important new job with an official ceremony
inaugurate someone as something:

On 10 May, 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as president of the new South Africa.


Derived word:
inauguration
UK [ɪˌnɔːɡjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ɪˌnɔɡjəˈreɪʃ(ə)n] noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "inauguration":
singular inauguration plural inaugurations

an inauguration ceremony


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  • Inaugurate — In*au gu*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inaugurated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inaugurating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To introduce or induct into an office with suitable ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or authority in a formal manner; to install;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inaugurate — in‧au‧gu‧rate [ɪˈnɔːgjreɪt ǁ ˈnɒː ] verb [transitive] 1. to begin a new system, service, project etc: • The airline inaugurated its first nonstop flight to Moscow last year. • a billion dollar aid package inaugurated at the economic summit in… …   Financial and business terms

  • inaugurate — [in ô′gyə rāt΄, in ô′gərāt΄] vt. inaugurated, inaugurating [< L inauguratus, pp. of inaugurare, to practice augury; to consecrate (a person in office) by augury: see IN 1 & AUGUR] 1. to induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Inaugurate — In*au gu*rate, a. [L. inauguratus, p. p. of inaugurare to take omens from the flight of birds (before entering upon any important undertaking); hence, to consecrate, inaugurate, or install, with such divination; pref. in in + augurare, augurari,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inaugurate — index admit (give access), cause, commence, constitute (establish), create, embark, establish (launch) …   Law dictionary

  • inaugurate — (v.) c.1600, a back formation from inauguration and also from L. inauguratus, pp. of inaugurare (see INAUGURATION (Cf. inauguration)). Related: Inaugurated; inaugurating …   Etymology dictionary

  • inaugurate — 1 install, induct, invest, *initiate Analogous words: introduce, admit, *enter 2 initiate, start, *begin, commence Analogous words: *found, establish, institute, organize Contrasted words: terminate, end, conclud …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inaugurate — [v] begin; install bow, break in, break the ice*, commence, commission, dedicate, get things rolling*, get under way*, induct, initiate, instate, institute, introduce, invest, jump, kick off*, launch, make up, open, ordain, originate, set in… …   New thesaurus

  • inaugurate — ► VERB 1) begin or introduce (a system, project, etc.). 2) admit formally to office. 3) officially mark the beginning or first public use of (a building, service, etc). DERIVATIVES inaugural adjective inauguration noun inaugurator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inaugurate — v. (D; tr.) to inaugurate as (to be inaugurated as president) * * * [ɪ nɔːgjʊreɪt] (D; tr.) to inaugurate as (to be inaugurated as president) …   Combinatory dictionary

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