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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.
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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.
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