introduce[in′trə do̵̅o̅s′, -dyo̵̅o̅s′]
- An example of to introduce is a co-worker meeting your wife for the first time.
- An example of to introduce is adding coffee grounds to a compost mixture.
- An example of to introduce is to start a speech with an overview of what you are going to be talking about.
- An example of to introduce is bringing a friend to your favorite coffee shop.
transitive verbintroduced, introducing
- to lead or bring into a given place or position; conduct in
- to put in or within; insert: to introduce an electric wire into a conduit
- to bring or add as a new feature into some action, composition, etc.: to introduce a humorous note in a speech
- to bring into use, knowledge, or fashion; make popular or common; institute: space science has introduced many new words
- ☆ to offer (a new product) for sale
- to make acquainted; present (to another or others or to one another): please introduce me to your friend
- to present (a person) to society, a court, the general public, etc.
- to present (a performer) for a public appearance, as on stage or television
- to give knowledge or experience of: to introduce a freshman to campus life
- to bring forward; bring to notice formally: to introduce a bill into Congress
- to start; open; begin: to introduce a talk with an anecdote
Origin of introduceClassical Latin introducere ; from intro- (see intro-) + ducere, to lead: see duct
transitive verbin·tro·duced, in·tro·duc·ing, in·tro·duc·es
- a. To present (someone) by name to another in order to establish an acquaintance.b. To present (a performer, for example) to the public for the first time.c. To make preliminary remarks about; preface: introduced the slide show with a brief talk.
- To put forward (a plan, for example) for consideration; propose.
- To provide (someone) with a beginning knowledge or first experience of something: introduced me to weightlifting.
- a. To bring in and establish in a new place or environment: exotic plants that were introduced into gardening; a disease that was introduced into the Americas.b. To bring into currency, use, or practice; originate: introduced the new product in several test markets; introduced the tango into their circle of friends.
- To put inside or into; insert or inject: introduced a catheter into an artery; introduced realism to crime fiction.
Origin of introduceMiddle English introducen, to bring into, from Latin intrōdūcere : intrō-, within; see en in Indo-European roots + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present introduces, present participle introducing, simple past and past participle introduced)
- (of people) To cause (someone) to be acquainted (with someone else).
- Let me introduce you to my friends.
- To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation.
- The senator plans to introduce the bill in the next session.
- Let me introduce our guest speaker.
- To add (something) to a system, a mixture, or a container.
- Various pollutants were introduced into the atmosphere.
- To bring (something) into practice.
- Wheeled transport was introduced long ago.