usher (someone or something) into (something or some place)

usher (someone or something) into (something or some place)

1. To accompany, escort, or guide someone, something, or some group into something or some place. We need to start ushering customers into the auditorium. I ushered the truck into the construction site. The teacher began ushering the class into the festival.
2. To lead someone or some group into a particular period in time. The sudden ubiquity and importance of the Internet ushered us into a new era in which most social interactions occur online. The new prime minister has sworn to usher the country into an age of prosperity and peace. The troubled region was ushered into the 20th century by a devastating war.
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