Definitions for: Introduce


[v] introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
[v] be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"
[v] as of legislation into a legislative body
[v] cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
[v] furnish with a preface
[v] bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
[v] put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"
[v] bring in or establish; "introduce a new rule"
[v] bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced"
[v] bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment; "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"



Webster (1913) Definition: In`tro*duce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Introduced; p.
pr. & vb. n. Introducing.] [L. introducere, introductum;
intro within + ducere to lead. See Intro-, and Duke.]
1. To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to
introduce a person into a drawing-room.

2. To put (something into a place); to insert; as, to
introduce the finger, or a probe.

3. To lead to and make known by formal announcement or
recommendation; hence, to cause to be acquainted; as, to
introduce strangers; to introduce one person to another.

4. To bring into notice, practice, cultivation, or use; as,
to introduce a new fashion, method, or plant.

5. To produce; to cause to exist; to induce. [Obs.]

Whosoever introduces habits in children, deserves
the care and attention of their governors. --Locke.

6. To open to notice; to begin; to present; as, he introduced
the subject with a long preface.

Syn: To bring in; usher in; insert; begin; preface.

Synonyms: acquaint, bring in, enclose, enter, inaugurate, inclose, infix, innovate, insert, insert, preface, premise, present, put in, stick in, usher in

See Also: attach, begin, bring, bring out, cannulate, cannulise, cannulize, canulate, catheterise, catheterize, commence, connect, cup, debut, embed, engraft, feed, feed in, foist, glass, graft, imbed, immigrate, implant, inform, initiate, inject, inoculate, input, inset, insinuate, instil, instill, institute, interlard, interpose, intersperse, introduce, intubate, lead off, open up, penetrate, phase in, pioneer, plant, plug in, preamble, project, prologise, prologize, propose, reacquaint, reintroduce, re-introduce, sandwich, say, shoot, slip, start, state, tell, track, transplant

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