Meaning of INTRODUCE in English
/ ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs; NAmE ˈduːs/ verb
[ vn ]
introduce A (to B) | introduce A and B | introduce yourself (to sb) to tell two or more people who have not met before what each others' names are; to tell sb what your name is :
Can I introduce my wife?
He introduced me to a Greek girl at the party.
We've already been introduced.
Can I introduce myself? I'm Helen Robins.
'Kay, this is Steve.' 'Yes, I know—we've already introduced ourselves.'
TV / RADIO SHOW
to be the main speaker in a television or radio show, who gives details about the show and who presents the people who are in it; to tell the audience the name of the person who is going to speak or perform :
The next programme will be introduced by Mary David.
May I introduce my first guest on the show tonight ...
introduce sb to sth | introduce sth (to sb) to make sb learn about sth or do sth for the first time :
The first lecture introduces students to the main topics of the course.
It was she who first introduced the pleasures of sailing to me.
NEW PRODUCT / LAW
introduce sth (into / to sth) to make sth available for use, discussion, etc. for the first time
SYN bring in :
The company is introducing a new range of products this year.
The new law was introduced in 1991.
We want to introduce the latest technology into schools.
PLANT / ANIMAL / DISEASE
introduce sth (to / into sth) to bring a plant, an animal or a disease to a place for the first time :
Vegetation patterns changed when goats were introduced to the island.
to be the start of sth new :
Bands from London introduced the craze for this kind of music.
A slow theme introduces the first movement.
to formally present a new law so that it can be discussed :
to introduce a bill (before Parliament)
introduce sth (into sth) ( formal ) to put sth into sth :
Particles of glass had been introduced into the baby food.
late Middle English (in the sense bring (a person) into a place or group ): from Latin introducere , from intro- to the inside + ducere to lead.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005