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v. mus·tered, mus·ter·ing, mus·ters
1. To call (troops) together, as for inspection.
2. To cause to come together; gather: Bring all the volunteers you can muster.
3. To bring into existence or readiness; summon up: mustering up her strength for the ordeal. See Synonyms at call.
To assemble or gather: mustering for inspection.
a. A gathering, especially of troops, for service, inspection, review, or roll call.
b. The persons assembled for such a gathering.
2. A muster roll.
3. A gathering or collection: a muster of business leaders at a luncheon.
4. A flock of peacocks.
Phrasal Verbs:
muster in
To enlist or be enlisted in military service: She mustered in at the age of 18.
muster out
To discharge or be discharged from military service: He was mustered out when the war ended.
pass muster
To be judged as acceptable.

[Middle English mustren, from Old French moustrer, from Latin mōnstrāre, to show, from mōnstrum, sign, portent, from monēre, to warn; see men- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.muster in - engage somebody to enter the army
levy, recruit, raise - cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
enrol, enroll, recruit, inscribe, enter - register formally as a participant or member; "The party recruited many new members"
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1. To assemble, prepare, or put into operation, as for war or a similar emergency:
3. To demand to appear, come, or assemble:
phrasal verb
muster in
To become a member of:
Informal: sign on.
phrasal verb
muster out
To release from military duty:
A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
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w>muster in

vt sep (US) troops, recruitseinziehen
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