1 attendant, doorkeeper, doorman, escort, guide, usherette
2 conduct, direct, escort, guide, lead, pilot, show in or out, steer
3 (usually with)
in bring in, herald, inaugurate, initiate, introduce, launch, open the door to, pave the way for, precede, ring in
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usher ( ushers plural & 3rd person present) ( ushering present participle) ( ushered past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you usher someone somewhere, you show them where they should go, often by going with them.
FORMAL I ushered him into the office... V n prep/adv
They were quickly ushered away. V n prep/adv
2 n-count An usher is a person who shows people where to sit, for example at a wedding or at a concert.
He did part-time work as an usher in a theatre.
3 n-count An usher is a person who organizes people who are attending a law court in Britain.
usher in phrasal verb If one thing ushers in another thing, it indicates that the other thing is about to begin.
FORMAL ...a unique opportunity to usher in a new era of stability in Europe. V P n (not pron)
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