inaugurate

  • 1 Inaugurate — In*au gu*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inaugurated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inaugurating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To introduce or induct into an office with suitable ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or authority in a formal manner; to install;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inaugurate — in‧au‧gu‧rate [ɪˈnɔːgjreɪt ǁ ˈnɒː ] verb [transitive] 1. to begin a new system, service, project etc: • The airline inaugurated its first nonstop flight to Moscow last year. • a billion dollar aid package inaugurated at the economic summit in… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 inaugurate — [in ô′gyə rāt΄, in ô′gərāt΄] vt. inaugurated, inaugurating [< L inauguratus, pp. of inaugurare, to practice augury; to consecrate (a person in office) by augury: see IN 1 & AUGUR] 1. to induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Inaugurate — In*au gu*rate, a. [L. inauguratus, p. p. of inaugurare to take omens from the flight of birds (before entering upon any important undertaking); hence, to consecrate, inaugurate, or install, with such divination; pref. in in + augurare, augurari,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 inaugurate — index admit (give access), cause, commence, constitute (establish), create, embark, establish (launch) …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 inaugurate — (v.) c.1600, a back formation from inauguration and also from L. inauguratus, pp. of inaugurare (see INAUGURATION (Cf. inauguration)). Related: Inaugurated; inaugurating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 inaugurate — 1 install, induct, invest, *initiate Analogous words: introduce, admit, *enter 2 initiate, start, *begin, commence Analogous words: *found, establish, institute, organize Contrasted words: terminate, end, conclud …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 inaugurate — [v] begin; install bow, break in, break the ice*, commence, commission, dedicate, get things rolling*, get under way*, induct, initiate, instate, institute, introduce, invest, jump, kick off*, launch, make up, open, ordain, originate, set in… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 inaugurate — ► VERB 1) begin or introduce (a system, project, etc.). 2) admit formally to office. 3) officially mark the beginning or first public use of (a building, service, etc). DERIVATIVES inaugural adjective inauguration noun inaugurator noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 inaugurate — UK [ɪˈnɔːɡjʊreɪt] / US [ɪˈnɔɡjəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms inaugurate : present tense I/you/we/they inaugurate he/she/it inaugurates present participle inaugurating past tense inaugurated past participle inaugurated 1) formal to start or… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 inaugurate — v. (D; tr.) to inaugurate as (to be inaugurated as president) * * * [ɪ nɔːgjʊreɪt] (D; tr.) to inaugurate as (to be inaugurated as president) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 inaugurate — in|au|gu|rate [ ı nɔgjə,reıt ] verb transitive 1. ) FORMAL to start or introduce something new and important: He hopes to inaugurate a new, more democratic era in the country s politics. 2. ) to open a new building or start a new organization… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 inaugurate — transitive verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Latin inauguratus, past participle of inaugurare, literally, to practice augury, from in + augurare to augur; from the rites connected with augury Date: 1606 1. to induct into an office with suitable… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 inaugurate — in|au|gu|rate [ıˈno:gjureıt US ˈno: ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of inaugurare, from augurare ( AUGUR); because the ceremony involved looking at signs of what might happen in the future] 1.) to hold an official… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 inaugurate — [[t]ɪnɔ͟ːgjʊreɪt[/t]] inaugurates, inaugurating, inaugurated 1) VERB: usu passive When a new leader is inaugurated, they are formally given their new position at an official ceremony. [be V ed] The new President will be inaugurated on January 20 …

    English dictionary

  • 16 inaugurate — v 1. initiate, begin, start, commence, Inf. kick off; break ground, ring up the curtain on, get the show on the road, get underway; launch, Inf. get off the ground, start off, forward; set out on, start out, enter into, take the first step; get… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 inaugurate — inaugurator, n. /in aw gyeuh rayt , geuh /, v.t., inaugurated, inaugurating. 1. to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin: The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power. 2. to induct into office with formal… …

    Universalium

  • 18 inaugurate — verb a) To induct into office with a formal ceremony. b) To dedicate ceremoniously; to initiate something in a formal manner …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 inaugurate — verb ADVERB ▪ formally (esp. BrE), officially (esp. AmE) ▪ The assembly was formally inaugurated on in December …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 inaugurate — Synonyms and related words: anoint, author, bear, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to effect, bring to pass, bring up, broach, cause, chair, christen, coin, commence, conceive, constitute, create, crown, do, effect, effectuate,… …

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