/in aw"gyeuh rayt', -geuh-/, v.t., inaugurated, inaugurating.
1. to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin: The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power.
2. to induct into office with formal ceremonies; install.
3. 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; < L inauguratus ptp. of inaugurare to consecrate by augury (a person chosen for priesthood or other office), lit., to take auguries). See IN-2, AUGUR, -ATE1]

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