Meaning of INTRODUCE in English


|in.trə|d(y)üs, -rō|d-, in rapid speech |in(t)ə(r)|d- transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English introducen to initiate, instruct, from Latin introducere to introduce, from intro- + ducere to lead — more at tow


a. : to lead, bring, conduct, or usher in especially for the first time

introduce a person into a drawing room

introduce European birds into America

b. : to cause to take part or be involved by introducing

the fruits of introducing party men into municipal affairs — Sydney (Australia) Bulletin


a. : to bring into play (as in action or thought)

introduce abuses into court practices

: bring forward in the course of an action or sequence

introduce irrelevancies into the discussion

: add or contribute (as a new element or feature)

introduce new business into a play

introduced amendments to the draft extension bill — Current Biography

introduced a new and mutually beneficial element into crop and livestock husbandry — N.C.Wright

b. : to bring into practice or use : institute

introduce a new fashion in hats

the first officer to introduce gunpowder into the French Army — Edmond Taylor

introduced club cars on certain important business expresses — O.S.Nock

slow to introduce new processes, slow to adopt new inventions — Leo Wolman

3. obsolete : to cause to exist : bring into being

4. : to lead to or make known by a formal act, announcement, or recommendation: as

a. : to cause to be acquainted : cause to know each other personally

introduce two strangers

: make (one person) known to another

introduce the boy to her father

b. : to present formally at court or to society

a party to introduce his daughter to London society

c. : to present or announce formally or officially or by an official reading

introduce a bill to Congress

d. : to make preliminary explanatory or laudatory remarks about (as a performer or act in a show)

a master of ceremonies … to introduce acts on the bill — Current Biography


(1) : to bring (as an actor, singer, or literary character) before the public for the first time (as in a play, a concert, or a novel)

a Hollywood extravaganza introducing a young Broadway star

several excellent mysteries introducing a French detective — A.C.Ward

(2) : to bring (a commercial product) to the attention of the public (as by an advertising campaign)

5. : to lead into or preface

introduces his study with a detailed description and careful evaluation of the publisher materials used in his report — W.H.Voskuil

: start , begin

introduce a subject by a long preface


a. : to put or insert into

introduce a catheter into a vein

some 1800 eggs were introduced into a tiny drop of sea water — W.C.Allee

b. : to put (an atom or group of atoms) into a molecule

7. : to bring to a knowledge of or into intellectual acquaintance with something (as by contact or instruction)

introduce readers to the poet's works

• in·tro·duc·er -sə(r) noun -s

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