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introduce

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1 to make (one person) known (to another) socially

  • a friend introduced him to the woman who later became his wife
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2 to present or bring forward for discussion

  • after about 20 minutes the moderator introduced a new topic for the debate
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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
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4 to impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to

  • introduced everyone to the company's new phone system
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5 to put among or between others

  • introduce a new variable to the equation
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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


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