verb (used with object), in·tro·duced, in·tro·duc·ing.
- 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.
- to introduce (something) again
- (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
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.