Definition of marshal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    marshal

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃl//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they marshal
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃl//
     
    he / she / it marshals
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃlz//
     
    past simple marshalled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃld//
     
    past participle marshalled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃld//
     
    (US English) past simple marshaled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃld//
     
    (US English) past participle marshaled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃld//
     
    -ing form marshalling
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃlɪŋ//
     
    (US English) -ing form marshaling
    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1marshal something to gather together and organize the people, things, ideas, etc. that you need for a particular purpose synonym muster They have begun marshalling forces to send relief to the hurricane victims. to marshal your arguments/thoughts/facts
  2. 2marshal somebody to control or organize a large group of people Police were brought in to marshal the crowd.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a high-ranking officer of state): from Old French mareschal ‘farrier, commander’, from late Latin mariscalcus, from Germanic elements meaning ‘horse’ (compare with mare) and ‘servant’.
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