Meaning of INTRODUCE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌin-trə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs ]

transitive verb

( -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


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


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.