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[ in-truh-doos, -dyoos ]

verb (used with object)

, in·tro·duced, in·tro·duc·ing.
  1. to present (a person) to another so as to make acquainted.
  2. to acquaint (two or more persons) with each other personally:

    Will you introduce us?

  3. to present (a person, product, etc.) to a particular group of individuals or to the general public for or as if for the first time by a formal act, announcement, series of recommendations or events, etc.:

    to introduce a debutante to society.

  4. to bring (a person) to first knowledge or experience of something:

    to introduce someone to skiing.

  5. to create, bring into notice, use, etc., for or as if for the first time; institute:

    to introduce a new procedure.

  6. to suggest, propose, or advance for or as if for the first time:

    to introduce a theory of geological evolution.

  7. to present for official consideration or action, as a legislative bill.
  8. to begin; lead into; preface:

    to introduce one's speech with an amusing anecdote.

  9. to put or place into something for the first time; insert:

    to introduce a figure into a design.

  10. to bring in or establish, as something foreign or exotic:

    Japanese cooking was introduced into America in the 1950s.

  11. to present (a speaker, performer, etc.) to an audience.
  12. to present (a person) at a royal court.


/ ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs /


  1. often foll by to to present (someone) by name (to another person) or (two or more people to each other)
  2. foll by to to cause to experience for the first time

    to introduce a visitor to beer

  3. to present for consideration or approval, esp before a legislative body

    to introduce a draft bill

  4. to bring in; establish

    to introduce decimal currency

  5. to present (a radio or television programme, etc) verbally
  6. foll by with to start

    he introduced his talk with some music

  7. often foll by into to insert or inject

    he introduced the needle into his arm

  8. to place (members of a species of plant or animal) in a new environment with the intention of producing a resident breeding population
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • ˌintroˈducer, noun
  • ˌintroˈducible, adjective
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Other Words From

  • intro·ducer noun
  • intro·duci·ble adjective
  • quasi-intro·duced adjective
  • rein·tro·duce verb (used with object) reintroduced reintroducing
  • subin·tro·duce verb (used with object) subintroduced subintroducing
  • unin·tro·duced adjective
  • unin·tro·duci·ble adjective
  • well-in·tro·duced adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of introduce1

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Latin intrōdūcere “to lead inside,” equivalent to intrō- “inwardly, within” + dūcere “to lead”; intro-, duke
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Word History and Origins

Origin of introduce1

C16: from Latin intrōdūcere to bring inside, from intro- + dūcere to lead
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Example Sentences

Rambeau is the now-adult daughter of Maria Rambeau, who was introduced inCaptain Marvel as Carol Danvers’ best friend, and she’s quickly become a fan favorite among Marvel fans with her stunning performances each week.

In 2019, Representative Yvette Clarke introduced the Deepfakes Accountability Act with this in mind.

Ruane and other student activists have been vocal opponents of plastic water bottles and have worked with the university over the past year to introduce the single-use ban.

Back in 2019, Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden and Representative Yvette Clarke introduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act to make bias audits mandatory for any large companies using AI, though the bill has not been ratified.

The bill has been introduced for 30 years — yet for 30 years, it has languished.

I could complain about how, two out of eight episodes in, Agent Carter is in no hurry to introduce its real villain.

Mr. Bachner said it had been hard to introduce his work ethic and share his vision with the locals and his team.

It treats touchscreens and TV programs as just one more way to introduce toddlers to animals, colors, and other concepts.

He used these markers as a platform to introduce new type of art market to post-war Japan.

He was the instrument God had chosen to introduce me to my spiritual path and guru.

It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.

Recent events have done much to introduce Korea and its people to the world at large.

That he might lose his head and 'introduce an element of sex' was conscience confessing that it had been already introduced.

The moment that we introduce the operation of human volition and activity, that, too, becomes one of the factors of "survival."

Hilborne Roosevelt of New York, was the first to introduce these adjustable combination movements.


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When To Use

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