[in-aw-gyuh-reyt, -guh-] /ɪnˈɔ gyəˌreɪt, -gə-/
verb (used with object), inaugurated, inaugurating.
to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin:
The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power.
to induct into office with formal ceremonies; install.
to introduce into public use by some formal ceremony:
Airmail service between Washington, D.C., and New York City was inaugurated in 1918.
to commence officially or formally; initiate
to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct
to open ceremonially; dedicate formally: to inaugurate a factory
c.1600, a back-formation from inauguration and also from Latin inauguratus, past participle of inaugurare (see inauguration). Related: Inaugurated; inaugurating.
[in-aw-gyuh-rey-shuh n, -guh-] /ɪnˌɔ gyəˈreɪ ʃən, -gə-/ noun 1. an act or ceremony of . n. 1560s, from French inauguration “installation, consecration,” and directly from Latin inaugurationem (nominative inauguratio) “consecration, installment under good omens,” noun of action from past participle stem of inaugurare “take omens from the flight of birds; consecrate or install when such […]
noun 1. the day on which the president of the United States is inaugurated, being January 20 of every year following a year whose number is divisible by four. Prior to the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution (ratified February 6, 1933), it was March 4. noun 1. the day on which the inauguration of a […]
[in-aw-spish-uh s] /ˌɪn ɔˈspɪʃ əs/ adjective 1. not ; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable. /ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəs/ adjective 1. not auspicious; unlucky adj. 1590s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + auspicious. Related: Inauspiciously; inauspiciousness.
[in-aw-then-tik] /ˌɪn ɔˈθɛn tɪk/ adjective 1. not : inauthentic Indian jewelry mass-produced in a factory. /ˌɪnɔːˈθɛntɪk/ adjective 1. not authentic; false adj. 1783, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + authentic.