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 exotic: 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.
- 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), re·in·tro·duced, re·in·tro·duc·ing.
- sub·in·tro·duce, verb (used with object), sub·in·tro·duced, sub·in·tro·duc·ing.
- un·in·tro·duced, adjective
- un·in·tro·duc·i·ble, adjective
- well-in·tro·duced, adjective
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How to use introduce in a sentence
“We’ve re-introduced people to home improvement during this period and doing it themselves,” Home Depot finance chief Richard McPhail told Fortune this week.How Lowe’s and Home Depot plan to keep growing even after the COVID home improvement boom | Phil Wahba | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
All the other vaccines of the last decades have either been tested for years or were introduced very slowly, he says.
As it did with Beijing earlier this week, Michelin introduced the new Green Star distinction to Seoul.
Founded in 2018 in Stockholm, Voi operates in 50 cities across Europe and aims to introduce its transportation options to New York in 2021.E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions | Dalvin Brown | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Ng, 52, was introduced as the Marlins’ general manager Monday.Baseball told Kim Ng no (and no, and no) before it finally said yes | Candace Buckner | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Grindr introduced the feature themselves in October the same year and called it ‘tribes.’
Just this year we sponsored the Reaching Out MBA Conference and in that conference I introduced my fiancé to everybody.How A Company’s Support of Gay Employees Helped One of Them To Come Out | | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the later stages of the war, the American-made Stinger missile was introduced and wreaked havoc among the Soviet helicopters.
The expo is introduced by Mayor Anne Hildalgo, who describes it as a “sensitive reading of the upheavals in French society.”
Indeed, it was Esco who introduced the movement to celebrities, writing about it in the Huffington Post.‘Free The Nipple’: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Go Topless | Lizzie Crocker | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Between these two extremes the Federal Reserve note, a new form of currency, has been introduced.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
I introduced him into the salon, and Mademoiselle, after conversing a little while with Madame, consented to receive him.Confidence | Henry James
That he might lose his head and 'introduce an element of sex' was conscience confessing that it had been already introduced.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
We find by research that smoking was the most general mode of using tobacco in England when first introduced.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for introduce
(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 time: to introduce a visitor to beer
to present for consideration or approval, esp before a legislative body: to introduce a draft bill
to bring in; establish: to introduce decimal currency
to present (a radio or television programme, etc) verbally
(foll by with) to start: he introduced his talk with some music
(often foll by into) to insert or inject: he 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
- introducer, noun
- introducible, adjective
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