- 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 introducing
He is perfectly capable of introducing a bill requiring all cars to run on corn stalks instead of gasoline.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
P. J. O’Rourke
October 25, 2014
And federal lawmakers—like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul—are introducing legislation to address the matter on a larger scale.Marco Rubio Apparently Isn’t Buying Into Criminal-Justice Reforms
October 3, 2014
And also we were introducing a whole team of characters that had not yet existed in the Marvel Universe.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
September 22, 2014
He says introducing a casino in Crimea is to “spit in the face of those who believe deeply in Orthodox values.”Putin's Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
September 8, 2014
In introducing their amendment, both Davis and Takano cited a recent story from The Center for Investigative Reporting.Why the University of Phoenix’s Favorite Congressman Killed the GI College Aid Bill
July 24, 2014
Next to the pleasure of having friends is that of introducing them to each other.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
"My cousin, Rachel Wynne," said Roger, introducing her to him.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
You know the apparatus for introducing the electric light into the stomach?
Olivier thought this a capital opportunity for introducing his little joke.Therese Raquin
The common but indecent practice of introducing chewed victuals into their mouth, is equally disgusting and unwholesome.
- (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 introducing
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.