Meaning of INTRODUCE in English


[in.tro.duce] vt -duced ; [ME, fr. L introducere, fr. intro- + ducere to lead--more at tow] (15c) 1: to lead or bring in esp. for the first time

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 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

5: to bring to a knowledge of something -- n syn 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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