名词:inaugurator 动词过去式:inaugurated 过去分词:inaugurated 现在分词:inaugurating 第三人称单数:inaugurates
1 [Tn, Cn.n/a]~ sb (as sth) introduce (a new public official or leader) at a special ceremony 为（新官员或领袖）举行就职典礼
*inaugurate the President 为总统举行就职典礼
* He will be inaugurated as president in January. 他将在一月就任总裁.
2 [Tn] mark the beginning of (an organization or undertaking) or open (a building, an exhibition, etc) with a special ceremony 为（组织或工程的创立或开工）举行仪式; 为（建筑物、展览会等）举行落成或开幕仪式
*inaugurate a conference, an organization, a scheme, etc 为会议开幕、组织成立、计画创始举行仪式
* The city library was inaugurated by the mayor. 市长主持了市图书馆的落成仪式.
3 [Tn] be the beginning of (sth); introduce 开创, 创始, 引进（某事物）
*Concorde inaugurateda new era in aeroplane travel. 协和式飞机开创了空中旅行的新纪元.
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin: , past participle of inaugurare, from augurare ( AUGUR); because the ceremony involved looking at signs of what might happen in the future]
to hold an official ceremony when someone starts doing an important job in government
inaugurate sb as sth
On 8 January 1959 De Gaulle was inaugurated as First President of the Republic.
to open a building or start an organization, event etc for the first time
The Turner Prize was inaugurated in 1984.
formal if an event inaugurates an important change or period of time, it comes at the beginning of it
The International Trade Agreement inaugurated a period of high economic growth.
>inauguration [ɪ,nɔːgjʊ'reɪʃən (US) ɪ,nɔː-/