What does the word inaugurate mean?

Usage examples for inaugurate

  1. If letters from Rome can be depended upon, Cardinal Fesch, in the name of the Emperor of the French, informed His Holiness the Pope that he must either retire to a convent or travel to France, either abdicate his own sovereignty, or inaugurate Napoleon the First a Sovereign of France. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. Travelling up through all the rudimentary phases of development, simultaneously and side by side with the male fierce methods for the Survival of Fitness, there was evolving in the female, subconsciously and secretly, this sacramental impulse which was to inaugurate a new era- an era wherein charity and ruth were to be born as response to the claims of Unfitness. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  3. He who was announced by Gioacchino di Fiore and who is to inaugurate a new epoch in the history of humanity will appear. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier