- 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 introduced
Grindr introduced the feature themselves in October the same year and called it ‘tribes.’Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
Just this year we sponsored the Reaching Out MBA Conference and in that conference I introduced my fiancé to everybody.
In the later stages of the war, the American-made Stinger missile was introduced and wreaked havoc among the Soviet helicopters.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
The expo is introduced by Mayor Anne Hildalgo, who describes it as a “sensitive reading of the upheavals in French society.”A History of Paris in 150 Photographs
December 14, 2014
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
December 12, 2014
Deer, Angora goats, hares, and trout have been also introduced.Explorations in Australia
"A makeshift budget" was introduced by Mr. Disraeli and passed.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
"I'll have to explain," she smiled as she introduced him to Evelyn.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
It was introduced into England as an epicure's dish in the seventeenth century.De Libris: Prose and Verse
If these letters influenced Brutus—and they must be taken to have done so, or else why were they introduced?The Man Shakespeare
- (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 introduced
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.