marshal2 past tense and past participle marshalled, present participle marshalling British English, past tense and past participle marshaled, present participle marshaling American English [transitive]
to organize your thoughts, ideas etc so that they are clear, effective, or easy to understand
marshal your thoughts/arguments etc
He paused for a moment as if to marshal his thoughts.
to organize all the people or things that you need in order to be ready for a battle, election etc:
The general marshalled his forces for a major offensive.
Senator Bryant attempted to marshal support for the measure.
to control or organize a large group:
Ginny marshalled her guests in a better position.