|Origin:||, past participle of inaugurare, from augurare ( AUGUR); because the ceremony involved looking at signs of what might happen in the future|
to hold an official ceremony when someone starts doing an important job in government
inaugurate somebody as something
On 8 January 1959 De Gaulle was inaugurated as First President of the Republic.
to open a building or start an organization, event etc for the first time:
The Turner Prize was inaugurated in 1984.
if an event inaugurates an important change or period of time, it comes at the beginning of it:
The International Trade Agreement inaugurated a period of high economic growth.
—inauguration noun [uncountable and countable]
President Hoover's inauguration