inaugurate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in-ô'gyu-rāt", -gu-), [key]
— -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
- to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin: The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power.
- to induct into office with formal ceremonies; install.
- to introduce into public use by some formal ceremony: Airmail service between Washington, D.C., and New York City was inaugurated in 1918.
- inaugurate (Thesaurus)