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marshal

noun, verb

Definition: (n.) 1. an officer, official, or high-ranking person; 2. an event organizer; (v.) to gather, organize, and arrange people, thoughts, things, or troops

Synonyms: (n.) officer, official, sheriff, chief, head, leader, guide, commander, director, host, (v.) organize, direct, order, arrange, gather, lead, assemble

Antonyms: (n.) follower, employee, (v.) follow

Tips: As a noun, marshal refers to a high-ranking officer. Examples include local law officers, federal officers, military commanders, fire chiefs, and police chiefs. The verb form of marshal essentially means "to organize" and can refer to organizing plans or people, usually for some sort of action.

Usage Examples:

We need to marshal all of our ideas and be ready to present them to the client on Monday. (organize, gather, prepare) verb

When the U.S. marshal arrived, the local law enforcement officers turned over command of the investigation to him. (officer, commander) noun

The marshals who organized this year's parade did an especially good job. (leaders, hosts) noun

The teacher marshaled the children into a single-file line at the sound of the alarm. (organized, assembled, directed) verb


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