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English definition of “inaugurate”

inaugurate

verb [T]     /ɪˈnɔː.ɡjʊ.reɪt/ US  /-ˈnɑː-/
to put someone into an official position with a ceremony: American presidents are always inaugurated on 20 January .Ceremonies to put something into use or action officially: The European Community inaugurated the Single European Market in 1993.Causing things to happen to mark the beginning of a new period, style, or activity: The change of government inaugurated a new era of economic prosperity.Starting and beginningStarting again inauguration     /ɪˌnɔː.ɡjʊˈreɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌnɑː-/ noun [C or U] an inauguration ceremonyCeremonies
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