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Verb: inaugurate  in'o-gyu,reyt
  1. Commence officially
    - kick off
  2. Open ceremoniously or dedicate formally
  3. Be a precursor of
    "The fall of the Berlin Wall inaugurated the post-Cold War period";
    - usher in, introduce

Derived forms: inaugurates, inaugurated, inaugurating

Type of: begin, commence, embark on, lead off, open, start, start up

Encyclopedia: Inaugurate