verb (used with object), in·au·gu·rat·ed, in·au·gu·rat·ing.
- inauguration day,
Origin of inaugurate
Examples from the Web for inaugurate
The hiring seemed to inaugurate a détente between Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell.
Sweden was the first European country to inaugurate a dedicated LGBT retirement facility, which was opened in Stockholm in 2013.
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.
In line with this growth, the Peruvian author is the first Nobel laureate invited to inaugurate the fair.
So where does this all aim once we inaugurate our new president?
Those who are the first to inaugurate this movement will scarcely live to see its glorious close.The Jewish State|Theodor Herzl
We now had to inaugurate a new kind of locomotion, which would have the advantage of being rapid and not fatiguing.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
And, by the way, we give a large party in six days, to inaugurate our winter evenings.Monsieur Cherami|Charles Paul de Kock
The time for President Madero and his cabinet to inaugurate serious protective measures has fully arrived.Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday
Thus shall we inaugurate Permanent Peace in the diplomacy of the world.Charles Sumner; his complete works; Volume 2 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Word Origin for inaugurate
c.1600, a back-formation from inauguration and also from Latin inauguratus, past participle of inaugurare (see inauguration). Related: Inaugurated; inaugurating.