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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

v.
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

v.
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
References in classic literature ?
And then, with(as it seemed to me) most superfluous politeness, he flung open the door of my compartment, and ushered in "--a young and lovely lady
The rain, which had poured down almost incessantly since the first of October, cleared up towards the evening of the 31st of December, and the morning of the first of January ushered in a day of sunshine.
Early the next morning I took the first train for Richmond and within two hours was being ushered into the room occupied by John Carter.
In my timidity I wandered up and down the street while I screwed up my courage to ring the bell; and then, sick with apprehension, was ushered into an airless room full of people.
Five minutes later he returned and bowing with particular courtesy ushered Prince Andrew before him along a corridor to the cabinet where the Minister of War was at work.
she asked, when they had all been ushered into the big tin drawing-room of the castle, the Sawhorse being led around to the tin stable in the rear.
With mingled feelings of apprehension and elation he ushered them into the morning-room where Trent was standing looking out of the window with his hands behind him.
There, in the large Council Room into which she was ushered, she found the Prince writing.
Some of my pleasantest hours were during the long rain-storms in the spring or fall, which confined me to the house for the afternoon as well as the forenoon, soothed by their ceaseless roar and pelting; when an early twilight ushered in a long evening in which many thoughts had time to take root and unfold themselves.