Meaning of INTRODUCE in English


(~s, introducing, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


To ~ something means to cause it to enter a place or exist in a system for the first time.

The Government has ~d a number of other money-saving moves...

The word ‘Pagoda’ was ~d to Europe by the 17th century Portuguese.

VERB: V n, be V-ed into/to n


He is best remembered for the introduction of the moving assembly-line.

N-VAR: usu N of n


If you ~ someone to something, you cause them to learn about it or experience it for the first time.

He ~d us to the delights of natural food.

VERB: V n to n


His introduction to League football would have been gentler if he had started at a smaller club...

N-SING: usu N to n


If you ~ one person to another, or you ~ two people, you tell them each other’s names, so that they can get to know each other. If you ~ yourself to someone, you tell them your name.

Tim, may I ~ you to my uncle’s secretary, Mary Waller?...

Someone ~d us and I sat next to him...

Let me ~ myself.

VERB: V n to n, V pl-n, V pron-refl

introduction (introductions)

With considerable shyness, Elaine performed the introductions.



The person who ~s a television or radio programme speaks at the beginning of it, and often between the different items in it, in order to explain what the programme or the items are about.

‘Health Matters’ is ~d by Dick Oliver on BBC World Service.

= present

VERB: be V-ed by n, also V n

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