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 for inaugurate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inaugurate \In*au"gu*rate\, a. [L. inauguratus, p. p. of
     inaugurare to take omens from the flight of birds (before
     entering upon any important undertaking); hence, to
     consecrate, inaugurate, or install, with such divination;
     pref. in- in + augurare, augurari, to augur. See Augur.]
     Invested with office; inaugurated. --Drayton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inaugurate \In*au"gu*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inaugurated;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Inaugurating.]
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     1. To introduce or induct into an office with suitable
        ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or
        authority in a formal manner; to install; as, to
        inaugurate a president; to inaugurate a king. --Milton.
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     2. To cause to begin, esp. with formality or solemn ceremony;
        hence, to set in motion, action, or progress; to initiate;
        -- used especially of something of dignity or worth or
        public concern; as, to inaugurate a new era of things, new
        methods, etc.
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              As if kings did choose remarkable days to inaugurate
              their favors.                         --Sir H.
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     3. To celebrate the completion of, or the first public use
        of; to dedicate, as a statue. [Colloq.]
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     4. To begin with good omens. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: commence officially [syn: inaugurate, kick off]
      2: open ceremoniously or dedicate formally
      3: be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in
         the post-Cold War period" [syn: inaugurate, usher in,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "inaugurate":
     anoint, author, bear, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth,
     bring to effect, bring to pass, bring up, broach, cause, chair,
     christen, coin, commence, conceive, constitute, create, crown, do,
     effect, effectuate, engender, enlist, enroll, enter, enthrone,
     establish, father, float, form, found, generate, gestate, get off,
     give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to,
     incept, induct, initiate, innovate, install, instate, institute,
     introduce, invent, invest, jump off, kick off, launch, lift up,
     make, materialize, mint, neologize, neoterize, occasion, open,
     ordain, organize, originate, place, place in office, produce,
     put in, raise, realize, renew, renovate, ring in, set afloat,
     set agoing, set on foot, set up, sign on, sign up, sire, start,
     start going, start up, throne, turn on, usher in, work

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