inaugurate as

inaugurate someone as something

to install or introduce someone as something. The club inaugurated Amy as the new president. We will inaugurate Ken as vice president.
References in classic literature ?
boarding around' with the families of his pupils, in true American fashion, and easily suppressing, on one memorable occasion, the efforts of his larger scholars to inaugurate a rebellion by physical force.
I cast about for some such notion as this to apply to our little world, so as to inaugurate a third commercial epoch.
It was evident that they were putting as much ground between themselves and the coast as possible and doubtless were seeking some impenetrable fastness of the vast interior where they might inaugurate a reign of terror among the primitively armed inhabitants and by raiding, looting, and rape grow rich in goods and women at the expense of the district upon which they settled themselves.