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1. To accompany someone into a place or event. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "usher" and "in." Which of the groomsmen is going to usher me in?
2. To introduce something. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a period of great technological advancements.
1. To accompany someone out (of some place or event). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "usher" and "in." I don't know why they thought they needed to have security usher me out—I made it perfectly clear I would leave peacefully. Martin, please quickly and quietly usher out the guests, but try not to make a stir while you do.
2. To mark the end, departure, or replacement of some person or thing. The new government seems eager to usher out the policies of its predecessors. Though a great deal of incidents and influences contributed, it was Gorbachev's resignation as general secretary that truly ushered out the Soviet Union.
usher someone or something into some placeand usher someone or something in
to escort or lead a person, a group, or something into a place. The guard ushered the group into the palace. They ushered in the visitors.
usher someone or something out of some placeand usher someone or something out
to escort or lead someone or a group out of a place. We ushered them from the room. The woman ushered out the guest.
usher someone to something
to escort or lead someone to something, such as a seat, the door, etc. The well-dressed gentleman ushered the bride to the altar. Her father ushered her to the altar.
welcome someone into somethingand welcome someone in
to greet one as one is ushered into something or some place. The Franklins welcomed us into their home. Please welcome in our new members.
See also: welcome
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.
1. To lead, escort, or conduct someone or something out: Bodyguards ushered the politician out of the room. The police ushered out the protesters from the ballpark. The protesters were ushered out of the meeting room.
2. To follow or supersede someone or something: The ability to record sound on film ushered out the era of silent movies. The partygoers ushered the old year out with a champagne toast.