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introduce

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of introduce

  1. 1 to make (one person) known (to another) socially <a friend introduced him to the woman who later became his wife> Synonyms acquaint, present Related Words address, greet, hail, meet; reacquaint, reintroduce

  2. 2 to present or bring forward for discussion <after about 20 minutes the moderator introduced a new topic for the debate> Synonyms bring up, broach, moot, place, raise Related Words allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out or over) Near Antonyms censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress

  3. 3 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of <Luther Burbank introduced the idea of plant breeding, developing over 800 new varieties of fruits, vegetables, grains, and grasses> Synonyms begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, found, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startRelated Words author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)

  4. 4 to impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to <introduced everyone to the company's new phone system> Synonyms accustom, familiarize, initiate, acquaint, orient, orientateRelated Words habituate, wont; apprise, brief, clue (in), fill in, inform; educate, enlighten, ground, instruct, school, train, verse; expose, present, subject; advise, tell, tip (off), warn, wise (up); reacquaint

  5. 5 to put among or between others <introduce a new variable to the equation> Synonyms edge in, fit (in or into), inject, insinuate, intercalate, interject, interpolate, interpose, intersperse, insert, sandwich (in or between), work inRelated Words cut in, inlay, inset, install; interfile, interline, lard, weave; cram, shove, thrust, wedge; add, append, attachNear Antonyms eject, eliminate, exclude, expel, extract, withdraw; deduct, detach, subtract; reject





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