inaugurate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French inaugurer (to invest), from Latin inaugurō (approve on the basis of omens), from in (in) + augur (an augur).

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɪˈnɔːɡjʊɹeɪt/
  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ɪˈnɔːɡjʊɹət/

VerbEdit

inaugurate (third-person singular simple present inaugurates, present participle inaugurating, simple past and past participle inaugurated)

  1. (transitive) To induct into office with a formal ceremony.
  2. (transitive) To dedicate ceremoniously; to initiate something in a formal manner.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inaugurate (not comparable)

  1. Invested with office; inaugurated.
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion song 17 p. 262[1]:
      The reliques of her Crowne (by him first placed here)
      The seat on which her Kings inaugurated were.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

inaugurate

  1. second-person plural present of inaugurare
  2. second-person plural imperative of inaugurare
  3. feminine plural of inaugurato, past participle of inaugurare

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

inaugurāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of inaugurātus