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"inaugurate" in British English

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inaugurateverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈnɔː.ɡjə.reɪt/  us   /ɪˈnɑː.ɡjə.reɪt/
to put someone into an ​officialposition with a ​ceremony: American ​presidents are always inaugurated on 20 ​January .
to put something into use or ​actionofficially: The ​European Community inaugurated the Single ​European Market in 1993.
to ​mark the ​beginning of a new ​period, ​style, or ​activity: The ​change of ​government inaugurated a new ​era of ​economicprosperity.
inauguration
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˌnɔː.ɡjəˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪˌnɑː.ɡjəˈreɪ.ʃən/
an inauguration ​ceremony
(Definition of inaugurate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inaugurateverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈnɔɡ·jəˌreɪt/
to put something into use or ​action, or to put a ​person into an ​officialposition with a ​ceremony: He ​wants to inaugurate his ​museum with ​elaborateopeningceremonies. The ​nationprepares to inaugurate ​its new ​president.
inaugural
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ɪˈnɔɡ·jər·əl/
What was the ​theme of her inaugural ​address?
inauguration
noun [C/U]  us   /ɪˌnɔɡ·jəˈreɪ·ʃən/
[C] She’s a ​journalist who has ​covered six ​presidential inaugurations.
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inaugurateverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈnɔːɡjəreɪt/
to put something such as a ​service, ​system, etc. into ​actionofficially: On Monday, the ​company inaugurated a $20 million ​plant that will ​triple their ​output of road-paving ​material known as bitumen. to inaugurate a ​campaign/​programme/​scheme
to put someone into an ​officialposition with a ceremony: American ​presidents are always inaugurated in January.
(Definition of inaugurate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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