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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First shot: Three gun-reform bills introduced after last month’s Dayton mass shooting will get their first Ohio Senate committee hearing on Tuesday. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "Gun bills to get first Ohio legislative hearings after Dayton shooting: Capitol Letter," 17 Sep. 2019 The law allows new evidence to be introduced in support of a federal claim once it is properly presented, according to the brief. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Prosecutors describe appeal by Rep. Duncan Hunter as frivolous, urge court to reject it," 16 Sep. 2019 The government has responded with bold measures, including a 40 percent tax on sugar-sweetened soda introduced in 2017. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World," 16 Sep. 2019 Expect to see a bill introduced in 2020 allowing gig workers to unionize. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "AB5 gig work bill: All your questions answered," 16 Sep. 2019 Under another Trump administration policy, introduced in January, more than 40,000 asylum seekers have been forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through the clogged immigration courts. CBS News, "Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog," 14 Sep. 2019 That film starred Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, and Sheri Moon Zombie as Captain Spaulding, Otis Driftwood, and Baby, a trio of unrepentant killers originally introduced in Zombie’s 2003 directorial debut, House of 1,000 Corpses. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Rob Zombie reveals 'complete chaos' behind the creation of Devil's Reject's sequel 3 from Hell," 13 Sep. 2019 Neonicotinoids, introduced in the late 1980s, were supposed to be a safer alternative to previous insecticides. Stephen Leahy, National Geographic, "Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide," 12 Sep. 2019 Vice President Mike Pence, who introduced Trump in Fayetteville, had campaigned for Bishop earlier in the day in the Charlotte area. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Facing test in North Carolina, Donald Trump says Democrats want to wipe out his record," 10 Sep. 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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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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