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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To place in office with a ceremony.

Usage examples (32)
  • Every four years America inaugurates a president.
  • Hidden in our word "inaugurate" is the record of the fact that nothing could be properly begun without the assistance of the augurs.
  • Knox, of course, objected; he preached at St. Andrews before Morton inducted a primate of his clan, but he refused to "inaugurate" the new prelate.
  • "inaugurate" the new graveyard, "they had to shoot a man on purpose." for more
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