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 Since 2020, many folks now introduce themselves with their name and pronouns: he/him, she/her, they/them, etc. Kiki Monifa, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 At a court hearing that began Monday, Reed's defense is expected to introduce evidence and testimony over the course of four to five days in an effort to prove that Reed deserves a new trial. Erin Donaghue, CBS News, 19 July 2021 There are eight new coaches in the Louisville area this season and The Courier Journal wants to introduce them and share their background and stories that got them to this point. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, 12 July 2021 The additional ingredients in those plastics, including plasticizers, dyes, and fire retardants, can introduce their own problems. Sam Kean, Science | AAAS, 2 July 2021 Yeah, bring tequila, maybe introduce me to something like a mezcal. EW.com, 1 July 2021 Shiki Wrap, from a Vermont startup, wants to introduce a new tradition to American culture. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The first moments introduce the figure of a lone woman, hair matted and shirt covered in blood, walking the streets of New York in a daze. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, 25 June 2021 The hotel wants to introduce you to some of the best food on the island. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021

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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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“Introduce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introduce. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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introduce

verb

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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