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.
- in·au·gu·ra·tor, noun
- pre·in·au·gu·rate, verb (used with object), pre·in·au·gu·rat·ed, pre·in·au·gu·rat·ing.
- re·in·au·gu·rate, verb (used with object), re·in·au·gu·rat·ed, re·in·au·gu·rat·ing.
- un·in·au·gu·rat·ed, adjective
- well-in·au·gu·rat·ed, adjective
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How to use inaugurate in a sentence
He had the map framed and brought into the West Wing shortly after he was inaugurated.House to vote on removing GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees | Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Even if you didn’t vote for the president being inaugurated, it can feel like you’re watching history being made as the new president is sworn in.A gov’t that represents all Americans gives us hope | Kathi Wolfe | January 29, 2021 | Washington Blade
The first president inaugurated in Washington was Thomas Jefferson in 1801.
Until the 1930s, incoming presidents weren’t inaugurated until March 4 of the next year, so Washington had an even longer lame-duck period than presidents do now.At the nation’s first presidential transfer of power, George Washington was ‘radiant’ | Gillian Brockell | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
A new president will be inaugurated Wednesday in a city with areas under military lockdown.After Capitol attack, social studies and civics teachers struggle with real-time history lessons | Joe Heim, Valerie Strauss | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
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.
But the reality of the world is that the media rarely inaugurate such probes.
In line with this growth, the Peruvian author is the first Nobel laureate invited to inaugurate the fair.
Under such auspices dawned the year 1861, destined to inaugurate a new epoch in the life of Tchaikovsky.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Make the work efficient, though it be limited to a small number, rather than inaugurate a magnificent failure.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
Anyway she knows that persecution will result, and she has persuaded Mrs. Endicott to inaugurate it.The Art of Disappearing | John Talbot Smith
I should have been glad to inaugurate in Boston, during the last six years, several important industrial movements.The College, the Market, and the Court | Caroline H. Dall
The consequences of this blow were momentous; it may be said to inaugurate the ghetto period.
British Dictionary definitions for inaugurate
to commence officially or formally; initiate
to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct
to open ceremonially; dedicate formally: to inaugurate a factory
- inauguration, noun
- inaugurator, noun
- inauguratory (ɪnˈɔːɡjʊrətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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