inaugurate inaugurate  /ɪ ˈnɔɡ jə rɪt/


  1. (v) commence officially
  2. (v) open ceremoniously or dedicate formally
  3. (v) be a precursor of


Derived Word(s)


  1. Although the bridge was complete it was not open to traffic since the authorities were waiting for the minister to inaugurate it.
  2. Things have gone so awry that nothing it would appear can inaugurate an era prosperity and stability in this region.
  3. The public came in millions to see their icon to inaugurate the war memorial.


  1. First winery in Madison County opens for visitors

    The first and only winery in Madison County officially opened its doors and cut the ceremonial ribbon last week — and it is located on East Lake Road in Cazenovia. Owera Vineyards, owned by the Muserlian family and already producing award-winning wines, welcomed local and state politicians, business owners, friends and visitors on one of the few sunny days in recent weeks to inaugurate its new ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Cazenovia Republican

  2. Hyundai Unveils its New Home of Motorsport

    ALZENAU, GERMANY – June 17, 2013: Hyundai Motorsport GmbH has today inaugurated its new headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. Representatives of Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Motorsport GmbH participated in the ceremony, welcoming guests for a first look at the new facility.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Auto Channel

  3. Colvilles to open new Chief Joe hatchery with ‘First Salmon Ceremony’

    The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and a host of government agencies will gather at Chief Joseph Dam Thursday to inaugurate a new $50 million fish hatchery.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World


  1. "It is especially fitting to celebrate the words of Lincoln as we prepare to inaugurate the first African American president of the United States," said Senator Dianne Feinstein of California.
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: Irish Independent

  2. Goldwater wrote, "I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have...
    on Apr 28, 2004 By: Barry Goldwater Source: The Chattanoogan

  3. "President Bush has invited them both to the White House tomorrow to inaugurate those negotiations, and the two sides have agreed that they will return to the region and meet on December 12th to continue the process," Secretary of State...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Forbes

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