Definition of INAUGURATE

to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of <inaugurated the college's athletic program for women>
Antonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)
to put into an office or welcome into an organization with special ceremonies <the president inaugurated the newest member of the club with a welcoming speech>
Related Words swear in; consecrate, enshrine; accept, admit, receive, take in; enlist, enroll (also enrol)

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