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introduce

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of introduce

  1. 1 to make (one person) known (to another) socially a friend introduced him to the woman who later became his wife Synonyms of introduce acquaint, present Words Related to introduce address, greet, hail, meet; reacquaint, reintroduce

  2. 2 to present or bring forward for discussion after about 20 minutes the moderator introduced a new topic for the debate Synonyms of introduce bring up, broach, moot, place, raise Words Related to introduce allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out or over) Near Antonyms of introduce censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress

  3. 3 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of Luther Burbank introduced the idea of plant breeding, developing over 800 new varieties of fruits, vegetables, grains, and grasses Synonyms of introduce begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, found, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startWords Related to introduce author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms of introduce abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms of introduce close (down), phase out, shut (up)

  4. 4 to impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to introduced everyone to the company's new phone system Synonyms of introduce accustom, familiarize, initiate, acquaint, orient, orientateWords Related to introduce habituate, wont; apprise, brief, clue (in), fill in, inform; educate, enlighten, ground, instruct, school, train, verse; expose, present, subject; advise, tell, tip (off), warn, wise (up); reacquaint

  5. 5 to put among or between others introduce a new variable to the equation Synonyms of introduce edge in, fit (in or into), inject, insinuate, intercalate, interject, interpolate, interpose, intersperse, insert, sandwich (in or between), work inWords Related to introduce cut in, inlay, inset, install; interfile, interline, lard, weave; cram, shove, thrust, wedge; add, append, attachNear Antonyms of introduce eject, eliminate, exclude, expel, extract, withdraw; deduct, detach, subtract; reject

Synonym Discussion of introduce

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


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