V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to formally and officially put something new in place such as a government official, a building, or a new procedure, often with a special ceremony
Synonyms: induct, install, ordain, commission, dedicate, launch, debut, begin, commence
Antonyms: stop, end, terminate
Tips: The noun form, inauguration, refers to the formal ceremony in which a new leader takes office or a new policy takes effect. Inaugural is an adjective which describes inauguration activities.
The Mayor is going to inaugurate the new City Hall building today at noon. (dedicate)
Representatives from every major media outlet were present at the presidential inauguration. (ceremony, dedication, commencement) noun
The European Community inaugurated the Single European Market in 1993 and set the stage for the European Union. (commenced, began)
During the inauguration ceremony, the President always delivers an inaugural address. (official, ceremonial) adjective
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