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also usher something in
to signal the beginning of something We will usher in the new year with champagne and dancing. Another powerful storm system ushered in wind and rain, causing great damage here.
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usher somebody in

to show that someone is welcome He opened the door wide and with a welcoming arm, ushered them in.
Usage notes: also used in the form usher someone into something ( to welcome someone to the start of something): Graduation ceremonies are designed to usher the new graduates into adult life.
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usher in

1. To lead, escort, or conduct someone or something in: The butler ushered in the guests. I ushered the bride's mother in.
2. To precede and introduce something; inaugurate something: The armistice ushered in a new era of peace. We ushered in the new year with a celebration.
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A selection of fan-submitted dancers will "Take The Stage" with Usher in a two-way live and digital montage, during the performance of his hit single "Scream.
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