What does introduce mean?

Definitions for introduce
ˌɪn trəˈdus, -ˈdyusin·tro·duce

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word introduce.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. introduce, present, acquaint(verb)

    cause to come to know personally

    "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"

  2. introduce, innovate(verb)

    bring something new to an environment

    "A new word processor was introduced"

  3. insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce(verb)

    introduce

    "Insert your ticket here"

  4. bring in, introduce(verb)

    bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment

    "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"

  5. introduce(verb)

    bring in or establish in a new place or environment

    "introduce a rule"; "introduce exotic fruits"

  6. insert, infix, enter, introduce(verb)

    put or introduce into something

    "insert a picture into the text"

  7. introduce, bring out(verb)

    bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.

  8. introduce(verb)

    put before (a body)

    "introduce legislation"

  9. precede, preface, premise, introduce(verb)

    furnish with a preface or introduction

    "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

  10. inaugurate, usher in, introduce(verb)

    be a precursor of

    "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"

Wiktionary

  1. introduce(Verb)

    To cause (someone) to be acquainted (with someone else).

    Let me introduce you to my friends.

  2. introduce(Verb)

    To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation.

  3. introduce(Verb)

    To add (something) to a system, a mixture, or a container.

    Various pollutants were introduced into the atmosphere.

  4. introduce(Verb)

    To bring (something) into practice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Introduce(verb)

    to lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room

  2. Introduce(verb)

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

  3. Introduce(verb)

    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. Introduce(verb)

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

  5. Introduce(verb)

    to produce; to cause to exist; to induce

  6. Introduce(verb)

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Introduce

    in-tro-dūs′, v.t. to lead or bring in: to conduct into a place: formally to make known or acquainted: to bring into notice or practice: to commence: to preface.—n. Introduc′tion, act of conducting into: act of making persons known to each other: act of bringing into notice or practice: preliminary matter to the main thoughts of a book: (mus.) a kind of preface or prelude to a following movement: a treatise introductory to a science or course of study.—adjs. Introduc′tory, Introduc′tive, serving to introduce: preliminary: prefatory.—adv. Introduc′torily. [L. introducĕre, -ductumintro, within, ducĕre, to lead.]

Editors Contribution

  1. introduce

    A form of communication.

    She did introduce her future husband to her work colleagues at the company BBQ.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'introduce' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2999

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'introduce' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2314

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'introduce' in Verbs Frequency: #157

How to pronounce introduce?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say introduce in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of introduce in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of introduce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of introduce in a Sentence

  1. Xolani Dube:

    Many of the women the president announced have been there for many decades. We need to ask ourselves what kind of paradigm shift are we looking for in this country, we need to introduce young women who have a different outlook on how South Africa is supposed to be governed in this particular age.

  2. Yoshinobu Yamada:

    There have been attempts in the past by banks to introduce charges on deposits, but they failed due to the backlash from retail and corporate clients.

  3. Zbigniew Kuzmiuk:

    One of the first economic decisions of the new government will be to submit an amendment of next year's budget, we want, probably as of January 2016, to introduce two taxes that are important for us, including a tax on banks - it will be a tax on assets with a rate of 0.39 percent - and a tax on supermarkets.

  4. But Stratton:

    I kept hearing a lot about John Gotti, all the mob bosses were there at the time because [Rudy] Giuliani was creating a big case against them at that time… In fact, his right-hand guy was there. I remembered they arrested John and he impressed, even in a jumpsuit. He took the time to introduce himself to me, shake my hand and call me Richie… Most mob guys are grumpy. They’re not outgoing or friendly. But John was the opposite. He was always smiling, happy, telling jokes and waving to people. He seemed to be enjoying what was happening to him.

  5. United States:

    Absolutely, our plan is to re-introduce it for 2021. We don't have plans for the Hopman Cup in 2020 but we are going out to the market for expressions of interest and we have already had quite a few enquiries.

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