send (one) before (someone or something)

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send (one) before (someone or something)

To instruct, direct, or cause one to appear in front of some person or group of people, as for a hearing, interview, arraignment, etc. We're sending our best lawyers before the committee to argue our case. The school administration confirmed that they are sending the teacher before review board to determine whether or not she is still fit to teach. However, the fact that he accepted these payments could send him before a judge for embezzlement charges.
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send someone before someone or something

to cause someone to appear before someone or a group. I sent my lawyer before the mayor to plead my cause. Donna sent a friend before the committee.
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