Thesaurus

inaugurate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of inaugurate

  1. 1 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of inaugurated the college's athletic program for women Synonyms of inaugurate begin, constitute, establish, found, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startWords Related to inaugurate author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms of inaugurate abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms of inaugurate close (down), phase out, shut (up)

  2. 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 Synonyms of inaugurate baptize, install, induct, initiate, instate, invest, seatWords Related to inaugurate swear in; consecrate, enshrine; accept, admit, receive, take in; enlist, enroll (also enrol)Near Antonyms of inaugurate can, discharge, fire, terminate; muster out



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up inaugurate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!