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Definitions for inaugurate
ɪnˈɔ gyəˌreɪt, -gə-in·au·gu·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaugurate, kick offverb

    commence officially

  2. inaugurateverb

    open ceremoniously or dedicate formally

  3. inaugurate, usher in, introduceverb

    be a precursor of

    "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"

Wiktionary

  1. inaugurateverb

    To induct into office with a formal ceremony.

    Etymology: inaugurer, from inauguro, from + .

  2. inaugurateverb

    To dedicate ceremoniously; to initiate something in a formal manner.

    Etymology: inaugurer, from inauguro, from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inaugurateadjective

    invested with office; inaugurated

    Etymology: [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, to augur. See Augur.]

  2. Inaugurateverb

    to introduce or induct into an office with suitable ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or authority in a formal manner; to install; as, to inaugurate a president; to inaugurate a king

    Etymology: [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, to augur. See Augur.]

  3. Inaugurateverb

    to cause to begin, esp. with formality or solemn ceremony; hence, to set in motion, action, or progress; to initiate; -- used especially of something of dignity or worth or public concern; as, to inaugurate a new era of things, new methods, etc

    Etymology: [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, to augur. See Augur.]

  4. Inaugurateverb

    to celebrate the completion of, or the first public use of; to dedicate, as a statue

    Etymology: [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, to augur. See Augur.]

  5. Inaugurateverb

    to begin with good omens

    Etymology: [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, to augur. See Augur.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inaugurate

    in-aw′gūr-āt, v.t. to induct formally into an office: to cause to begin: to make a public exhibition of for the first time.—adjs. Inau′gural, Inau′gurātory, pertaining to, or done at, an inauguration.—ns. Inaugurā′tion, act of inaugurating; Inau′gurātor, one who inaugurates.—adj. Inau′guratory. [L. inaugurāre, -ātum.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaugurate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaugurate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of inaugurate in a Sentence

  1. Carlos Blanco:

    If we were to inaugurate that platform, we could do that with a liability management exercise, and that exercise would be Euroclearable.

  2. Colombian President Ivan Duque:

    If we have to inaugurate the life in prison penalty with them, we're going to do it with them. And we are going to use it so that these bandits and scoundrels get a lesson.

  3. Public Safety commissioner:

    That’s why we built 285, y’ all, it’s the bypass. This morning, Atlanta’s MARTA transit system increased rail services to accommodate the expected increase in travelers. By mid-day MARTA CEO Keith Parker was reporting a 25 percent surge in ridership. With highway capacity already at a premium, the I-85 closure comes at a time of peak demand. This weekend, spring break gets underway for many area school students. And Friday evening, the Atlanta Braves will inaugurate their new stadium with a preseason game. During construction of the new stadium, critics questioned the impact the facility would have on traffic at its location near the junction of I-285 and I-75 in suburban Cobb County. Now that I-75 is the only northbound interstate out of downtown Atlanta, traffic plans will be put to the test. Despite the inconvenience, some residents and officials are putting Thursday’s disaster in perspective.

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