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usher in

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 into the church?
2. To introduce something. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a period of great technological advancements.
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usher someone or something into some place

 and 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.
See also: place, usher

usher someone or something out of some place

 and 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.
See also: of, out, place, usher

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.
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welcome someone into something

 and 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

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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usher out

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.
See also: out, usher
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When it comes to the art of performance, Usher is purely genius.
By integrating Apple Watch, iPhone, and Touch ID with enterprise applications, resources, and business processes, Usher for Apple Watch brings a new level of convenience, capability, safety, and security to the marketplace.
Usher has attained an impressive four UK #1 singles and five Top 5 albums (including 3 #1s), with album sales surpassing 3 million.
As the gossip site noted, no legitimate porn business would touch it because Usher would never give his authorisation.
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Chairman District Zakat and Usher Committee Chakwal, Malik Akram Awan told on Tuesday that these Zakat and Usher Committees have completed the terms of four years and new elections were due.
Tameka made the request for a court hearing after their five-year-old son Usher Raymond V was caught in a pool drain while in the care of Usher's aunt in Atlanta.
Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond filed for custody of Usher Raymond V and his brother Naviyd, four, within 24 hours of Monday's accident.
Usher, 34, said: "I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son's life - Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews.
He said some growers complained their wheat harvests could hardly meet family's needs, but still they had to give usher to the Taliban and as well as the prayer leader.
Music lovers went crazy for singers Usher and Katy Perry at the closing ceremony of the World Parachuting Championships in Dubai last night.
Usher, however, asked the court to push back the next court hearing in light of Glover's death, claiming that the hearing would result in "unneccessary stress and strain" for the family "in the immediate wake of this tragedy.
Speaking at the E3 gaming event in LA, Usher revealed that fans will be thrilled with the teenage pop sensation's next album, Believe.
Love in This Club" was an early example of a pop star using Ibiza-ish, Jersey Shore-appropriate instrumentation, and Usher is the best crooner for the space age.