in·au·gu·rate (ĭn-ôgyə-rāt′, -gə-)
tr.v. in·au·gu·rat·ed, in·au·gu·rat·ing, in·au·gu·rates
1. To induct into office by a formal ceremony.
2. To cause to begin, especially officially or formally: inaugurate a new immigration policy. See Synonyms at begin.
3. To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate: inaugurate a community center.
[Latin inaugurāre, inaugurāt-, to consecrate by augury : in-, intensive pref.; see IN-2 + augurāre, to augur (from augur, soothsayer; see aug- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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