[in-aw-gyuh-reyt, -guh-]
verb (used with object), inaugurated, inaugurating.
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.

1595–1605; < Latin inaugurātus past participle of inaugurāre to consecrate by augury (a person chosen for priesthood or other office), literally, to take auguries). See in-2, augur, -ate1

inaugurator, noun
preinaugurate, verb (used with object), preinaugurated, preinaugurating.
reinaugurate, verb (used with object), reinaugurated, reinaugurating.
uninaugurated, adjective
well-inaugurated, adjective Unabridged
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inaugurate (ɪnˈɔːɡjʊˌreɪt)
1.  to commence officially or formally; initiate
2.  to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct
3.  to open ceremonially; dedicate formally: to inaugurate a factory
[C17: from Latin inaugurāre, literally: to take omens, practise augury, hence to install in office after taking auguries; see in-², augur]

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Example sentences
Thus was inaugurated an almost incredibly hostile relationship between the
  cable industry and fishermen.
He inaugurated a system of corvee labor for public works.
In doing so, he inaugurated a double-bill format that the theater has
  maintained for more than three decades.
Instead, a mysterious hatching will be inaugurated: the sprig from the rock.
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