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"inaugurate" in American English

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inaugurateverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈnɔɡ·jəˌreɪt/
to put something into use or action, or to put a person into an official position with a ceremony: He wants to inaugurate his museum with elaborate opening ceremonies. The nation prepares 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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"inaugurate" in British English

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inaugurateverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈnɔː.ɡjə.reɪt/  us   /ɪˈnɑː.ɡjə.reɪt/
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.ɡjəˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪˌnɑː.ɡjəˈreɪ.ʃən/
an inauguration ceremony
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"inaugurate" in Business English

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inaugurateverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈnɔːɡjəreɪt/
to put something such as a service, system, etc. into action officially: 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 official position 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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