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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About 300 supporters joined cheerleaders and a pep band at the Lawlor Events Center on Friday as Nevada formally introduced Alford as the successor to Eric Musselman, who left for Arkansas this week. Scott Sonner, The Seattle Times, "Steve Alford says he’s in Nevada for the long haul," 12 Apr. 2019 What about the moms and dads who worry that exposing children to what amounts to a virtual version of the closet Cher had in Clueless might introduce and encourage materialism, consumerism, and an awareness of labels at way too early of an age? Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Rent the Runway Launches Kids—and My Two Daughters Took It for a Test Drive," 8 Apr. 2019 Host Reba McEntire introduced the seven-time-award winner and prefaced that this performance would be a bit different from most. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood's Casual ACMs Performance Is Receiving a Lot of Mixed Reactions," 8 Apr. 2019 The move comes shortly after the House of Representatives on Friday introduced its own legislation on the U.S. retirement system. Anne Tergesen, WSJ, "Retirement Overhaul Gains Traction With Senate Bill," 1 Apr. 2019 The company also said that has introduced multiple security verification mechanisms, including an enhanced end-to-end encryption mechanism. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Update: Asus issues fix for ShadowHammer attack, and a tool to detect if your PC was affected," 26 Mar. 2019 The new ConceptD product line Chen introduced at next@acer is the company’s first big example of this mantra. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Acer CEO Jason Chen explains why his PCs are going niche," 19 Apr. 2019 Dolly will introduce each installment herself, Deadline reports, and will explain the meaning behind the hit that inspired what viewers are about to watch. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings' Is Coming to Netflix and the Cast Is Unreal," 14 Feb. 2019 Monde, a Japanese designer from Tokyo, created said bookends for a project that BoredPanda shared was first introduced at Design Festa, an international art event in Tokyo, where everyone fell in love with the creations. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This Tokyo Artist's Magical Bookshelf Dioramas Are The New Fairy Gardens," 5 Feb. 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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More Definitions for introduce

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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