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inaugurate

verb

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1 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
  • inaugurated the college's athletic program for women

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2 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

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begin, commence, start, initiate, inaugurate, usher in mean to take the first step in a course, process, or operation. begin, start, and commence are often interchangeable. begin, opposed to end, is the most general. begin a trip began dancing start, opposed to stop, applies especially to first actions, steps, or stages. the work started slowly commence can be more formal or bookish than begin or start. commence firing commenced a conversation initiate implies taking a first step in a process or series that is to continue. initiated diplomatic contacts inaugurate suggests a beginning of some formality or notion of significance. the discovery of penicillin inaugurated a new era in medicine usher in is somewhat less weighty than inaugurate. ushered in a period of economic decline

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The first known use of inaugurate was in 1606

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“Inaugurate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inaugurate. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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