Advertisement

introduce (v.)

early 15c., "convey or bring (something) in or into," a back-formation from introduction or else from Latin introducere "to lead in, bring in," from intro- "inward, to the inside" (see intro-) + ducere "to lead" (from PIE root *deuk- "to lead").

Meaning "to bring forward, open to notice" (of a subject, etc.) is from 1550s. Sense of "bring into personal acquaintance, make known" (as of one person to another) is from 1650s. Related: Introduced; introducing.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of introduce from WordNet

introduce (v.)
cause to come to know personally;
introduce the new neighbors to the community
Synonyms: present / acquaint
introduce (v.)
bring something new to an environment;
A new word processor was introduced
Synonyms: innovate
introduce (v.)
place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing;
Synonyms: insert / enclose / inclose / stick in / put in
introduce (v.)
bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment;
The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor
Synonyms: bring in
introduce (v.)
bring in or establish in a new place or environment;
introduce a rule
introduce exotic fruits
introduce (v.)
put or introduce into something;
Synonyms: insert / infix / enter
introduce (v.)
bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.;
Synonyms: bring out
introduce (v.)
put before (a body);
introduce legislation
introduce (v.)
furnish with a preface or introduction;
Synonyms: precede / preface / premise
introduce (v.)
be a precursor of;
Synonyms: inaugurate / usher in
From wordnet.princeton.edu