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INAUGURATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inaugurate mean? 

INAUGURATE (verb)
  The verb INAUGURATE has 3 senses:

1. commence officially
2. open ceremoniously or dedicate formally
3. be a precursor of

  Familiarity information: INAUGURATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INAUGURATE (verb)


Sense 1inaugurate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commence officially

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

inaugurate; kick off

Hypernyms (to "inaugurate" is one way to...):

commence; embark on; start; start up (get off the ground)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "inaugurate"):

swear in (administer on oath to)

dedicate (open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2inaugurate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open ceremoniously or dedicate formally

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "inaugurate" is one way to...):

open (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3inaugurate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a precursor of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

usher in; inaugurate; introduce

Context example:

The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period

Hypernyms (to "inaugurate" is one way to...):

begin; commence; lead off; start (set in motion, cause to start)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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