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UK [ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs] / US [ˌɪntrəˈdus] verb [transitive]
Word forms "introduce":
present tense I/you/we/they introduce he/she/it introduces present participle introducing past tense introduced past participle introduced
1) to tell someone another person's name when they meet for the first time

Have you two been introduced?

introduce someone to someone:

I would like to introduce you to my friend Martin.

introduce yourself:

He introduced himself as (= said his name was) Major Desmond Morton.

2) to bring something into existence or use for the first time

Schools have been forced to introduce harsher disciplinary measures.

a recently introduced laptop computer

a) to start to use a new system, process, or law for the first time

They intend to introduce legislation to prevent human cloning.

b) to bring something such as a plant or animal into a country or environment for the first time

Be careful what other fish you introduce into the aquarium.

introduce something to/into something:

Chocolate was introduced to Europe from Mexico.

3) to provide someone with a new experience, activity, or opportunity to learn something
introduce someone to something:

She's introducing the children to literature from Asian countries.

4) to tell an audience about a programme, performer, performance etc that they are going to see or hear

It is my pleasure to introduce tonight's speaker.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • introduce — [in΄trə do͞os′, in΄trədyo͞os′] vt. introduced, introducing [L introducere < intro (see INTRO ) + ducere, to lead: see DUCT] 1. to lead or bring into a given place or position; conduct in 2. to put in or within; insert [to introduce an electric …   English World dictionary

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