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English verb: inaugurate

1. inaugurate (social) commence officially

Synonymskick off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)commence, embark on, start, start up

Narrower (hyponym)dedicate, swear in

2. inaugurate (social) open ceremoniously or dedicate formally

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)open

3. inaugurate (change) be a precursor of

SamplesThe fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period.

Synonymsintroduce, usher in

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, lead off, start

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