- 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.
Origin of inaugurate
Examples from the Web for inaugurated
George Washington had walked there to pray after he was inaugurated the first President of the United States.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
Beginning in 1318, it inaugurated the gradual demise of Telugu sovereignty.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
March 22, 2014
Needham points out that Cruz was 10 when Reagan was inaugurated and that Mitt Romney was an independent when Reagan was president.Heritage Action, the Group Giving Boehner Fits, and Its Confident CEO
October 10, 2013
"Faversham just inaugurated a ‘Southcliffe Walk’, where you can go around the sites of the shooting," he says.British Crime Dramas Explore the Dark Side of Small Town Life
September 13, 2013
In 2012, Scandinavian Airlines inaugurated two daily, direct routes: from Beijing and Shanghai to Copenhagen.The Surprising Reasons the Chinese Love the Little Mermaid
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An era of railroad speculation was then inaugurated, which ended with the crisis of 1873.The Railroad Question
The picture had brought about an evolution in art, for it had inaugurated a new formula.His Masterpiece
Similar activities have recently been inaugurated in other countries.College Teaching
In some states the agricultural colleges have inaugurated a movement to this end.Rural Life and the Rural School
In November he was elected and March 4, 1861, he was inaugurated.Boy Scouts Handbook
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- to commence officially or formally; initiate
- to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct
- to open ceremonially; dedicate formallyto inaugurate a factory
Word Origin and History for inaugurated
c.1600, a back-formation from inauguration and also from Latin inauguratus, past participle of inaugurare (see inauguration). Related: Inaugurated; inaugurating.