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verb [transitive] inaugurate pronunciation in British English /ɪˈnɔːɡjʊreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinaugurate
he/she/itinaugurates
present participleinaugurating
past tenseinaugurated
past participleinaugurated
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  1. 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. 2
    to open a new building, or to start a new organization, with an official ceremony
    The newest US embassy was inaugurated today in Caracas, Venezuela.
    1. a.
      to celebrate the fact that someone is starting an important new job with an official ceremony
      inaugurate someone as something: On 10 May, 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as president of the new South Africa.

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inauguration

 inaugurate pronunciation in British English /ɪˌnɔːɡjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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pluralinaugurations
an inauguration ceremony

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