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

Synonyms

acquaint, present

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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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As National Assembly president, Rugy went further, introducing a series of rigorous measures to cut the individual spending of lawmakers, part of the clean-image campaign to ensure legislators set a good example. Washington Post, "Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle," 17 July 2019 Later generations were more fecund, with many of the most fit offspring being hybrids of the local and introduced fish, Reid reported at the meeting. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Boosting genetic diversity may save vanishing animal populations. But it may also backfire," 16 July 2019 In grand-slam tennis, the tiebreak—usually triggered when a set reaches six games all—was first introduced at the US Open in 1970. B.f., The Economist, "What is a tiebreak?," 16 July 2019 The secret comes down to ensuring that each new detail introduced, each new development, not only makes coherent sense within the narrative’s established framework, but actually enhances the audience’s understanding. Liz Shannon Miller, The Verge, "Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale is a model of longform worldbuilding," 15 July 2019 View this post on Instagram Gypsy Rose has found love from inside her jail cell and is now introducing her new fiancé Ken to the world in these exclusive photos. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "Gypsy Rose Blanchard Pictured With Fiancé For First Time," 15 July 2019 Fair officials say in a news release that the class, which was introduced to the fair last year, will resume this year at the state fair on Aug. 12, 14 and 17 in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center. USA TODAY, "Glowing rock fight, Statehouse stash, hometown hero: News from around our 50 states," 15 July 2019 The new note, expected to enter circulation at the end of 2021, will include an image of Turing, ticker tape of his birth date in binary code, and a table and formula from a 1936 paper that introduced the concept of how computers could operate. Karla Adam, BostonGlobe.com, "Alan Turing, a founding father of computer science, revealed as new face of British 50-pound note," 15 July 2019 The Justice Department had introduced conditions that impermissibly coerced the grant applicants to enforce federal immigration law, the city said. Gene Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Appeals court gives Trump a win in sanctuary city case," 15 July 2019

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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

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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