Definition of introduce
1 : to lead or bring in especially for the first time introduce a non-native species
2a : to bring into playb : to bring into practice or use : institute
3 : to lead to or make known by a formal act, announcement, or recommendation: such asa : to cause to be acquaintedb : to present formally at court or into societyc : to present or announce formally or officially or by an official reading introduce legislationd : to make preliminary explanatory or laudatory remarks aboute : to bring (someone, such as an actor or singer) before the public for the first time
5 : to bring to a knowledge of something introduced them to new ideas
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
Recent Examples of introduce from the Web
That legislation, introduced earlier this spring, would seize the assets of Mexican drug cartel leaders in U.S. custody.
The Quebec real estate board’s previous low forecast for Montreal housing this year stemmed from concern that stricter federal mortgage rules introduced last year would crimp demand.
The Cougars’ home game against Nevada on Sept. 23 has been tabbed as Hall of Fame weekend, where WSU will induct, and introduce, its newest members of the athletics hall of fame to football fans at Martin Stadium at half time.
In March, Representatives Mike Gallagher and Seth Moulton introduced legislation authorizing a study and fundraising for a new national memorial.
On May 25 U.S. Senators introduced a resolution to block part of the sale.
Spicer introduced them and then retired to the corner of the room to watch McMaster and Cohn parry questions from journalists.
But this month, NYC Ferry service was introduced between Pier 11 on Wall Street and Beach 106th Street in Rockaway, about a 12-minute drive east of Breezy Point.
Which is why The Last Jedi director Rian Jonson was very careful in introducing the creatures that live on that island with Luke Skywalker.
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Origin and Etymology of introduce
Middle English, from Latin introducere, from intro- + ducere to lead — more at 1tow
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of introduce
INTRODUCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of introduce for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of introduce for Students
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.
Word Root of introduce
The Latin word ducere, meaning “to lead,” and its form ductus give us the roots duc and duct. Words from the Latin ducere have something to do with leading. A duct is a tube that leads from one place or organ to another. To educate, or teach, is to lead to knowledge. To induce is to lead into a particular state.
Legal Definition of introduce
: to present and offer (evidence) at trial
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