usher in

ushered in; ushering in; ushers in

Definition of usher in

transitive verb

1 : to serve to bring into being a discovery that ushered in a period of change
2 : to mark or observe the beginning of ushered in the new year with merrymaking

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begin, commence, start, initiate, inaugurate, usher in mean to take the first step in a course, process, or operation. begin, start, and commence are often interchangeable. begin, opposed to end, is the most general. begin a trip began dancing start, opposed to stop, applies especially to first actions, steps, or stages. the work started slowly commence can be more formal or bookish than begin or start. commence firing commenced a conversation initiate implies taking a first step in a process or series that is to continue. initiated diplomatic contacts inaugurate suggests a beginning of some formality or notion of significance. the discovery of penicillin inaugurated a new era in medicine usher in is somewhat less weighty than inaugurate. ushered in a period of economic decline

First Known Use of usher in

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Usher in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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