Meaning of INTRODUCE in English
in ‧ tro ‧ duce S2 W1 /ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs $ -ˈduːs/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ introduction , ↑ intro ; verb : ↑ introduce ; adjective : ↑ introductory ]
[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: introducere , from ducere 'to lead' ]
1 . WHEN PEOPLE MEET if you introduce someone to another person, you tell them each other’s names for the first time:
Have you two been introduced? Tom, this is Greg.
introduce somebody to somebody
June, let me introduce you to Bob.
introduce yourself (=formally tell someone who you are)
May I introduce myself? My name is Meg Johnson.
2 . NEW SYSTEM/PRODUCT to bring a plan, system, or product into use for the first time:
They want to introduce a system of identity cards.
The store have introduced a new range of food for children.
In everyday British English, people often say bring in a plan, law, system etc rather than introduce it:
They want to bring in a system of identity cards.
3 . BRING SOMETHING TO A PLACE to bring a type of thing somewhere for the first time
introduce something to/into something
The grey squirrel was introduced into Britain from North America.
4 . NEW EXPERIENCE to show someone something or tell them about it for the first time
introduce somebody to something/introduce something to somebody
Malcolm introduced me to the joys of wine-tasting.
5 . PROGRAMME/PUBLIC EVENT to speak at the beginning of and sometimes during a television or radio programme, or at the beginning of a public event:
Jim Adams will introduce tonight’s programme.
6 . START A CHANGE to make something new start to happen or exist in a situation:
The peace agreement has introduced a feeling of optimism here.
7 . LAW to formally present a possible new law to be discussed:
Several senators introduced legislation aimed at sexual harassment.
8 . PUT SOMETHING INTO SOMETHING technical to put something carefully into something else
introduce something into something
Fuel was introduced into the jet pipe.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012