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.

Usage Examples:

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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