Meaning of INTRODUCE in English

INTRODUCE

/ ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs; NAmE ˈduːs/ verb

[ vn ]

PEOPLE

1.

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

2.

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 ...

NEW EXPERIENCE

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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.

START

6.

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.

IN PARLIAMENT

7.

to formally present a new law so that it can be discussed :

to introduce a bill (before Parliament)

ADD

8.

introduce sth (into sth) ( formal ) to put sth into sth :

Particles of glass had been introduced into the baby food.

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WORD ORIGIN

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.