- to present (a person) to another so as to make acquainted.
- to acquaint (two or more persons) with each other personally: Will you introduce us?
- 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.
- to bring (a person) to first knowledge or experience of something: to introduce someone to skiing.
- to create, bring into notice, use, etc., for or as if for the first time; institute: to introduce a new procedure.
- to suggest, propose, or advance for or as if for the first time: to introduce a theory of geological evolution.
- to present for official consideration or action, as a legislative bill.
- to begin; lead into; preface: to introduce one's speech with an amusing anecdote.
- to put or place into something for the first time; insert: to introduce a figure into a design.
- to bring in or establish, as something foreign or alien: Japanese cooking was introduced into America in the 1950s.
- to present (a speaker, performer, etc.) to an audience.
- to present (a person) at a royal court.
Origin of introduce
Examples from the Web for introduce
I could complain about how, two out of eight episodes in, Agent Carter is in no hurry to introduce its real villain.Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Stomps on the Patriarchy
January 7, 2015
Mr. Bachner said it had been hard to introduce his work ethic and share his vision with the locals and his team.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
It treats touchscreens and TV programs as just one more way to introduce toddlers to animals, colors, and other concepts.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time
December 26, 2014
He used these markers as a platform to introduce new type of art market to post-war Japan.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster
November 28, 2014
He was the instrument God had chosen to introduce me to my spiritual path and guru.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
Now, will one of you be kind enough to introduce himself and the class?
She essayed to introduce Gracie; not one of them attempted a bow.
Would it be wise to invade this home just at this juncture and introduce boarders?
We introduce it as historical information, from a most unerring source.Ridgeway
Will you permit me now to introduce you to your prudent friend and your fair enemy?Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- (often foll by to) to present (someone) by name (to another person) or (two or more people to each other)
- (foll by to) to cause to experience for the first timeto introduce a visitor to beer
- to present for consideration or approval, esp before a legislative bodyto introduce a draft bill
- to bring in; establishto introduce decimal currency
- to present (a radio or television programme, etc) verbally
- (foll by with) to starthe introduced his talk with some music
- (often foll by into) to insert or injecthe introduced the needle into his arm
- to place (members of a species of plant or animal) in a new environment with the intention of producing a resident breeding population
Word Origin and History for introduce
early 15c., back-formation from introduction, or else from Latin introducere "to lead in, bring in" (see introduction). Related: Introduced; introducing.
- To put inside or into; insert or inject.
- To bring in and establish in a new place or environment.