introduce: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in"tru-ds', -dys'), [key]
— -duced, -duc•ing.
  1. to present (a person) to another so as to make acquainted.
  2. to acquaint (two or more persons) with each other personally: Will you introduce us?
  3. 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.
  4. to bring (a person) to first knowledge or experience of something: to introduce someone to skiing.
  5. to create, bring into notice, use, etc., for or as if for the first time; institute: to introduce a new procedure.
  6. to suggest, propose, or advance for or as if for the first time: to introduce a theory of geological evolution.
  7. to present for official consideration or action, as a legislative bill.
  8. to begin; lead into; preface: to introduce one's speech with an amusing anecdote.
  9. to put or place into something for the first time; insert: to introduce a figure into a design.
  10. to bring in or establish, as something foreign or alien: Japanese cooking was introduced into America in the 1950s.
  11. to present (a speaker, performer, etc.) to an audience.
  12. to present (a person) at a royal court.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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