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Definition of "inaugurate" []

  • To induct into office by a formal ceremony. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to begin, especially officially or formally: inaugurate a new immigration policy. See Synonyms at begin. (verb-transitive)
  • To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate: inaugurate a community center. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inaugurate" in a sentence
  • "She pined to put them to bed at seven o'clock, keep them four or five hours of every day in the open air, give them simple, nourishing food, -- in short, inaugurate the wholesome nursery system of her own country."
  • "As far as we have been able to understand the situation consequent on the choice of Mr. Lincoln to fill the Presidential chair, the policy which he proposes to inaugurate is not necessarily aggressive."
  • "A Protagonist of Silver SOME Financiers who were whetting their tongues on their teeth because the Government had "struck down" silver, and were about to "inaugurate" a season of sweatshed, were addressed as follows by a Member of their honourable and warlike body:"