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inaugurated, past tense; inaugurated, past participle; inaugurates, 3rd person singular present; inaugurating, present participle;
  1. Begin or introduce (a system, policy, or period)
    • - he inaugurated a new policy of trade and exploration
  2. Admit (someone) formally to public office
    • - the new president will be inaugurated on January 20
  3. Mark the beginning or first public use of (an organization or project)
    • - the museum was inaugurated on September 12

  1. commence officially
  2. open ceremoniously or dedicate formally
  3. be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"
  4. An inauguration is a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a leader's term of office. An example is the ceremony in which the President of the United States officially takes the oath of office.
  5. (inaugurated) Begun, especially officially or formally.
  6. To install in office with a ceremony.