usher in
transitive verb Date: circa 1600 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
>
Synonyms: see begin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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