verb (used with object), in·au·gu·rat·ed, in·au·gu·rat·ing.
- inauguration day,
Origin of inaugurate
Examples from the Web for inaugurating
In 2008, Barack Obama promised to be a president who brought people together, inaugurating a new era for Washington, D.C.
It did so by inaugurating the deepest public spending cuts since the Second World War.
Cuba had still to rely upon her own resources, both in inaugurating internal improvements and in combatting external dangers.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson
Dad, I have set my heart on inaugurating an experiment in industrial democracy in Foxon Falls!Dr. Jonathan (A Play)|Winston Churchill
There was a grand bas-relief on the front by Mr. Watson, a young sculptor of promise, and there was an inaugurating banquet.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
But the honour of inaugurating an epoch marked by greater precision belongs to Germany.
After this the pontiffs were prevented by religious scruples from inaugurating Dolabella.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
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.