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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

(Definition of “inaugurate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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 Business English

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inaugurateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈnɔːɡjəreɪt/ us

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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