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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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. Colin Gillis:

    While Apple may introduce a bigger roster of original content than Amazon and Netflix during their respective launches, the streaming  market has arguably already reached a level of saturation and consumer fatigue in the United States.

  2. Tony Hale in Veep '':

    [ I'm ] trying to catch up on movies, something about this time brings you awareness of things you've put off. I wanted to introduce them to' Schitt's Creek.' My wife wanted to introduce us to' Gilmore Girls,' so we've been watching that. Each night someone picks what they want to watch. I can't believe today is five weeks since my daughter was out of school, it's been so challenging.

  3. Leia CEO David Fattal:

    It's a very simple LCD technology, which is the technology that equips most of the cell phones and most of the regular displays today. As we essentially change just one small chief component which is called the backlight and we introduce our nano technology on to it. It sounds very scary but actually it's very benign and cheap to do. And out of this we're able to send rays of light into space instead of disorganized light that would propagate in all directions.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.

  5. Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec:

    Mr. Durham is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries, at Attorney General Barr's request, the president has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the Attorney General and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials.

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