Meaning of INTRODUCE in English



Pronunciation: ˌ in-tr ə - ' düs, - ' dyüs

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: -duced ; -duc · ing

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin introducere, from intro- + ducere to lead ― more at TOW

Date: 15th century

1 : to lead or bring in especially for the first time < introduce a nonnative species>

2 a : to bring into play b : to bring into practice or use : INSTITUTE

3 : to lead to or make known by a formal act, announcement, or recommendation: as a : to cause to be acquainted b : to present formally at court or into society c : to present or announce formally or officially or by an official reading < introduce legislation> d : to make preliminary explanatory or laudatory remarks about e : to bring (as an actor or singer) before the public for the first time

4 : PLACE , INSERT < introduce foreign genes into crops>

5 : to bring to a knowledge of something < introduced them to new ideas>

– in · tro · duc · er noun

synonyms INTRODUCE , INSERT , INSINUATE , INTERPOLATE , INTERCALATE , INTERPOSE , INTERJECT mean to put between or among others. INTRODUCE is a general term for bringing or placing a thing or person into a group or body already in existence < introduced a new topic into the conversation>. INSERT implies putting into a fixed or open space between or among < inserted a clause in the contract>. INSINUATE implies introducing gradually or by gentle pressure < insinuated himself into the group>. INTERPOLATE applies to the inserting of something extraneous or spurious < interpolated her own comments into the report>. INTERCALATE suggests an intrusive inserting of something in an existing series or sequence <new chapters intercalated with the old>. INTERPOSE suggests inserting an obstruction or cause of delay < interpose barriers to communication>. INTERJECT implies an abrupt or forced introduction < interjected a question>.

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