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inaugurate

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈnɔː.ɡjʊ.reɪt/ us    /-ˈnɑː-/
to put someone into an official position with a ceremony: American presidents are always inaugurated on 20 January . to put something into use or action officially: 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 economic prosperity.
inauguration
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˌnɔː.ɡjʊˈreɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌnɑː-/
an inauguration ceremony
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