- 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
Related Words for inauguratinglaunch, dedicate, introduce, initiate, open, commence, induct, commission, institute, invest, originate, ordain, bow, jump, start, instate
Examples from the Web for inaugurating
Contemporary Examples of inaugurating
In 2008, Barack Obama promised to be a president who brought people together, inaugurating a new era for Washington, D.C.Hillary Clinton’s Soft Launch in Upstate New York
October 26, 2013
It did so by inaugurating the deepest public spending cuts since the Second World War.Will Britain's Coalition Government Survive?
August 18, 2010
Historical Examples of inaugurating
But Egypt was not only responsible for inaugurating the use of stone for building.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
The truth was they were afraid of inaugurating an affair of that sort.The One-Way Trail
Then you attach no importance to the work he is inaugurating in Africa?With Edged Tools
Henry Seton Merriman
It also made it clear that he had borne the largest share of the cost of inaugurating the colony.Lorimer of the Northwest
We go back to nine-thirty, which was the hour set and appointed for inaugurating the All Fools' Day party.From Place to Place
Irvin S. Cobb
- to commence officially or formally; initiate
- to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct
- to open ceremonially; dedicate formallyto inaugurate a factory
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.