introduce

[ in-truh-doos, -dyoos ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈdus, -ˈdyus /

verb (used with object), in·tro·duced, in·tro·duc·ing.


Nearby words

  1. intrinsic semiconductor,
  2. intrinsic sphincter,
  3. intro,
  4. intro-,
  5. intro.,
  6. introducer,
  7. introduction,
  8. introductory,
  9. introflection,
  10. introgression

Origin of introduce

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin intrōdūcere to lead inside, equivalent to intrō- intro- + dūcere to lead; see duke

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Synonym study

1, 2. Introduce, present mean to bring persons into personal acquaintance with each other, as by announcement of names and the like. Introduce is the ordinary term, referring to making persons acquainted who are ostensibly equals: to introduce a friend to one's sister. Present, a more formal term, suggests a degree of ceremony in the process, and implies (if only as a matter of compliment) superior dignity, rank, or importance in the person to whom another is presented: to present a visitor to the president.

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British Dictionary definitions for introducing

introduce

/ (ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsintroducer, nounintroducible, adjective

Word Origin for introduce

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

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Word Origin and History for introducing

introduce

v.

early 15c., back-formation from introduction, or else from Latin introducere "to lead in, bring in" (see introduction). Related: Introduced; introducing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for introducing

introduce

[ ĭn′trə-dōōs ]

v.

To put inside or into; insert or inject.
To bring in and establish in a new place or environment.

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