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
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.
Currently, there's no federal law criminalizing revenge porn, though California representative Jackie Speier introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act in 2016 that aims to do just that.
Around the same time was introduced to the radio business via a friend of his father’s: WBT anchor Jim Barroll.
Whereas South Africa’s first-ever mining charter, introduced in 2004 and revised six years later, was the product of extensive talks with the industry, the new rules are simply handed down from on high.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans to introduce a digital personal assistant similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo device as soon as next week, according to a person familiar with the matter.
School system officials have listed 39 projects in the 2019 CIP introduced to the school board Monday.
That’s a Bop is our monthlong effort to introduce you to artists and songs beyond the top-ten list.
Amazon introduced the day in 2015 to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary—and of course increase its number of Prime members.
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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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