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marshal

verb
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marshall

Synonyms and Antonyms of marshal

  1. 1 to assemble and make ready for action marshaled their forces for battle Synonyms of marshal mobilize (also marshall), muster, rallyWords Related to marshal arrange, group, line up, order, organize; call (up), convene, summon; activate; collect, round upNear Antonyms of marshal disarrange, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb; deactivate, dismiss; break up, disband, dissolve, split (up)Antonyms of marshal demob [chiefly British], demobilize

  2. 2 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front marshaling a small group of children on a tour of the science museum Synonyms of marshal conduct, direct, guide, lead (also marshall), pilot, route, show, steer, usherWords Related to marshal precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms of marshal dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms of marshal follow, trail

  3. 3 to put into a particular arrangement marshal your arguments before you stand up to speak Synonyms of marshal arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, lay out, order (also marshall), organize, range, systematizeWords Related to marshal groom, make up, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up); unscramble; align (also aline), cue, line, line up, queue; alphabetize, file, hierarchize, prioritize, sequence; emplace, place, set; display, map (out), set outAntonyms of marshal derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset

Synonym Discussion of marshal

order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.
    • ordered her business affairs
arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.
    • arranged the files numerically
marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.
    • marshaling the facts for argument
organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.
    • organized the volunteers into teams
systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.
    • systematized billing procedures
methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.
    • methodizes every aspect of daily living


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