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Synonyms and Antonyms of marshal

  1. 1 to assemble and make ready for action marshaled their forces for battle Synonyms mobilize (also marshall), muster, rallyRelated Words arrange, group, line up, order, organize; call (up), convene, summon; activate; collect, round upNear Antonyms disarrange, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb; deactivate, dismiss; break up, disband, dissolve, split (up)Antonyms 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 conduct, direct, guide, lead (also marshall), pilot, route, show, steer, usherRelated Words precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms follow, trail

  3. 3 to put into a particular arrangement marshal your arguments before you stand up to speak Synonyms arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, lay out, order (also marshall), organize, range, systematizeRelated Words 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 derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset

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a brief usually trivial fact

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