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
In the North Korean propaganda video, the woman introduced herself as Jon Hye Song.
The legislation, which was first introduced two and a half years ago, was passed by the Chilean Senate on July 19, and will now return to the Chamber of Deputies to await further approval.
The proposed measure, called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720), was introduced by Cardin on March 23.
The latest version of the GOP health care bill keeps proposed caps on Medicaid spending introduced in earlier legislation.
This summer the brand will introduce three more limited-edition masks, packaged with illustrations of Sonic alongside fellow characters Tails and Knuckles.
Okallau said the program is in its first year and is being introduced in about 10 communities or organizations in the Chicago area, including Woodlawn, Riverside and West Chicago.
Clinton’s plan was inspired by the America’s College Promise Act, introduced to Congress last July by Rep. Bobby Scott, which was designed to create new pathways to four-year degrees at HBCUs, as well as other MSIs.
Joining her husband on his second international tour since taking office, Melania Trump spoke before a crowd in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday afternoon and introduced the President before his own speech.
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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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