Definition of Introduce

1. Verb. Cause to come to know personally. "Introduce the new neighbors to the community"

Exact synonyms: Acquaint, Present
Generic synonyms: Inform
Related verbs: Acquaint, Familiarise, Familiarize
Specialized synonyms: Re-introduce, Reintroduce, Present, Bring Out
Derivative terms: Acquaintance, Introduction, Presentation, Presenter

2. Verb. Bring something new to an environment. "A new word processor was introduced"
Exact synonyms: Innovate
Generic synonyms: Initiate, Pioneer
Specialized synonyms: Phase In, Open Up, Pioneer, Debut
Derivative terms: Innovation, Innovation, Innovative, Innovator

3. Verb. Introduce. "Insert your ticket here"

4. Verb. Bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment. "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
Exact synonyms: Bring In
Specialized synonyms: Immigrate, Track, Insinuate

5. Verb. Bring in or establish in a new place or environment. "Introduce exotic fruits"
Generic synonyms: Establish, Give
Specialized synonyms: Interpose

6. Verb. Put or introduce into something. "Insert a picture into the text"

7. Verb. Bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc..
Exact synonyms: Bring Out
Generic synonyms: Acquaint, Present

8. Verb. Put before (a body). "Introduce legislation"
Generic synonyms: Project, Propose

9. Verb. Furnish with a preface or introduction. "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
Exact synonyms: Precede, Preface, Premise
Specialized synonyms: Preamble, Prologise, Prologize, Prologuize
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Introductory, Introductory, Preface

10. Verb. Be a precursor of. "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"
Exact synonyms: Inaugurate, Usher In
Generic synonyms: Begin, Commence, Lead Off, Start
Derivative terms: Augury

Definition of Introduce

1. v. t. To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room.

Definition of Introduce

1. Verb. (transitive of people) To cause (someone) to be acquainted (with someone else). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To add (something) to a system, a mixture, or a container. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To bring (something) into practice. ¹

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Definition of Introduce


Medical Definition of Introduce

1. 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. "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. Synonym: To bring in, usher in, insert, begin, preface. Origin: L. Introducere, introductum; intro within + ducere to lead. See Intro-, and Duke. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Introduce

intrinsic sphincter
intrinsic sympathomimetic activity
intrinsicoid deflection
introduce (current term)
introduced species
introduction agency

Literary usage of Introduce

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1862)
"Mr. Bradley gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to establish the Metropolitan Cab company, ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"Loans for consumption introduce no new principle as to demand, ... Durable consumer's goods, as a form of invest- ment, again introduce no new principle, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"... "The burden being upon him who excepts to an auditor's report, he la entitled to open and conclude, unless, the other party introduce no testimony, ..."

4. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1843)
"By Mr. Barnard : For leave to introduce a bill to authorize the issue of convertible exchequer bills, and further to amend the laws relating to the Treasury ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... and it is improper for the sake of a small nominal increase in the apparent amount of stability of this ship to introduce novelties of calcula- Range of ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"... introduce" people to the books they want than such a monthly illustrated periodical as the PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY'S new -Book Review. ..."

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