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      vb   tr  
1    to commence officially or formally; initiate  
2    to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct  
3    to open ceremonially; dedicate formally  
to inaugurate a factory     
     (C17: from Latin inaugurare, literally: to take omens, practise augury, hence to install in office after taking auguries; see in-2, augur)  
   inauguration             n  
  inaugurator      n  
  inauguratory      adj  
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1    initiation, institution, launch, launching, opening, setting up  
2    induction, installation, investiture  

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