Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb inaugurate

3 senses of inaugurate

Sense 1
inaugurate, kick off -- (commence officially)
       => start, start up, embark on, commence -- (get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack")

Sense 2
inaugurate -- (open ceremoniously or dedicate formally)
       => open -- (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech")

Sense 3
inaugurate, usher in, introduce -- (be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period")
       => begin, lead off, start, commence -- (set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life")

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