Introduce Definition

ĭntrə-do͝os, -dyo͝os
introduced, introduces, introducing
introduced, introduces, introducing
To bring or add as a new feature into some action, composition, etc.
To introduce a humorous note in a speech.
Webster's New World
To make preliminary remarks about; preface.
Introduced the slide show with a brief talk.
American Heritage
To make acquainted; present (to another or others or to one another)
Please introduce me to your friend.
Webster's New World
To lead or bring into a given place or position; conduct in.
Webster's New World
To put in or within; insert.
To introduce an electric wire into a conduit.
Webster's New World

Origin of Introduce

  • Middle English introducen to bring into from Latin intrōdūcere intrō- within en in Indo-European roots dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin intrōdūcō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (“inner, what is inside”) and Proto-Indo-European *dewk-.

    From Wiktionary


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