inaugurate as

inaugurate as (something)

To formally induct someone into a particular office or role. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inaugurate" and "as." Sharon will be inaugurated as our mayor next Friday.
See also: inaugurate
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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.
See also: inaugurate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
While so engaged at Greenbush, now East Albany, N.Y., he received the munificent salary of 'six dollars a quarter and board.' He taught for one term at Pittsfield, Mass., '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.