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[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.
verb (transitive)
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.


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