- 1inaugurate somebody (as something) inaugurate somebody + noun to introduce a new public official or leader at a special ceremony He will be inaugurated (as) President in January.
- 2 inaugurate something to officially open a building or start an organization with a special ceremony The new subway system was inaugurated by the mayor.
- 3 inaugurate something (formal) to introduce a new development or an important change The moon landing inaugurated a new era in space exploration. People hoped that the new administration would inaugurate a period of change.
NAmE//ɪˈnɔɡyəˌreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inaugurate
he / she / it inaugurates
past simple inaugurated
-ing form inaugurating
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NAmE//ɪˌnɔɡyəˈreɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] the President's inauguration an inauguration speech