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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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  ( 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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