Inaugurate meaning

ĭn-ô'gyə-rāt', -gə-
To induct into office by a formal ceremony.
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To cause to begin, especially officially or formally.

Inaugurate a new immigration policy.

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To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate.

Inaugurate a community center.

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To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony.
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To make a formal beginning of; start.

To inaugurate a new policy.

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To celebrate formally the first public use of; dedicate.

To inaugurate a new library.

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To induct into office with a formal ceremony.
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To dedicate ceremoniously; to initiate something in a formal manner.
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Invested with office; inaugurated.

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Origin of inaugurate

  • Latin inaugurāre inaugurāt- to consecrate by augury in- intensive pref. in–2 augurāre to augur (from augur soothsayer aug- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French inaugurer (“to invest”), from Latin inaugurō (“approve on the basis of omens”), from in (“in”) + augur (“an augur”).
    From Wiktionary