introduce

verb
in·​tro·​duce | \ ˌin-trə-ˈdüs How to pronounce introduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
introduced; introducing

Definition of introduce

transitive verb

1 : to lead to or make known by a formal act, announcement, or recommendation: such as
a : to cause to be acquainted
b : to make preliminary explanatory or laudatory remarks about
c : to bring (someone, such as an actor or singer) before the public for the first time
d : to present or announce formally or officially or by an official reading introduce legislation
e : to present formally at court or into society
2 : to lead or bring in especially for the first time … U.S. fishery managers have introduced exotic species into most waters in North America, largely to please sport fishermen.— Yvonne Baskin
3a : to bring into play
b : to bring into practice or use : institute
4 : to bring to a knowledge of something introduced them to new ideas
5 : place, insert introduce foreign genes into crops

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Other Words from introduce

introducer noun

Synonyms for introduce

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introduce, insert, insinuate, interpolate, intercalate, interpose, interject mean to put between or among others. introduce is a general term for bringing or placing a thing or person into a group or body already in existence. introduced a new topic into the conversation insert implies putting into a fixed or open space between or among. inserted a clause in the contract insinuate implies introducing gradually or by gentle pressure. insinuated himself into the group interpolate applies to the inserting of something extraneous or spurious. interpolated her own comments into the report intercalate suggests an intrusive inserting of something in an existing series or sequence. new chapters intercalated with the old interpose suggests inserting an obstruction or cause of delay. interpose barriers to communication interject implies an abrupt or forced introduction. interjected a question

Examples of introduce in a Sentence

Let me introduce myself: my name is John Smith. They have been slow to introduce changes in procedure. The designer is introducing a new line of clothes. He introduced several issues during the meeting. New evidence was introduced at the trial. introduce a bill to Congress
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Recent Examples on the Web Roswell will introduce a new mobile app Wednesday that will let residents report issues, check meetings and events, schedule appointments with staff, and get the latest city news and notifications. David Ibata, ajc, "Roswell to launch customer service mobile app," 30 June 2020 In normal times, Roberta L. Schwartz would introduce herself as the executive vice president and chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Fox News, "Texas hospital COVID-19 leader: 'This surge has moved to more of an under 50 population'," 30 June 2020 That agreement required the state to introduce a Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail system for the Aug. 4 primary, allowing blind voters to cast an absentee ballot privately and independently, just as other voters can. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Blind voters say secretary of state broke promise about accessible absentee ballots," 29 June 2020 Both houses of the state legislature later voted by two-thirds majorities to introduce a bill to replace the flag, considered the most important step toward the change. Bloomberg.com, "Princeton Erases Wilson; John Wayne at Risk in OC: Protest Wrap," 27 June 2020 In the free program, Dallas Opera education and outreach artists will introduce students to opera through The Bremen Town Musicians, a one-act opera assembled by John Davies and adapted for the screen by director Ryan Lescalleet. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "The Dallas Opera launches an online summer boot camp for kids," 25 June 2020 Preprints also introduce new challenges, such as how to guarantee that unknown authors can get attention, or prevent friends from writing glowing reviews of each other’s work. Simine Vazire, Wired, "Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals Don't Really Do Their Job," 25 June 2020 The event will introduce residents to new home improvement products and services from over 200 exhibitors with new DIY workshops. Chris Shelton, Houston Chronicle, "Calendar: Events to attend in the Humble area this month," 22 June 2020 Given that a firm’s decision whether to disclose and its emissions intensity may not be independent, this step could introduce error. The Economist, "Daily chart Green investing is red hot but its impact is underwhelming," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of introduce

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for introduce

Middle English, from Latin introducere, from intro- + ducere to lead — more at tow entry 1

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The first known use of introduce was in the 15th century

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4 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Introduce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introduce. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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introduce

verb
How to pronounce introduce (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of introduce

: to make (someone) known to someone else by name
: to cause (something) to begin to be used for the first time
: to make (something) available for sale for the first time

introduce

verb
in·​tro·​duce | \ ˌin-trə-ˈdüs How to pronounce introduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
introduced; introducing

Kids Definition of introduce

1 : to cause to be acquainted : make known Our new neighbor introduced herself.
2 : to bring into practice or use My teacher introduced a new rule.
3 : to make available for sale for the first time New fashions were introduced.
4 : to bring forward for discussion or consideration Her lawyer introduced new evidence.
5 : to put in : insert New computers have been introduced into the office.

introduce

transitive verb
in·​tro·​duce
introduced; introducing

Legal Definition of introduce

: to present and offer (evidence) at trial

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