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Topic: PARLIAMENTS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: introducere, from ducere 'to lead'

introduce

verb
     
in‧tro‧duce S3 W1 [transitive]
1

when people meet

if you introduce someone to another person, you tell them each other's names for the first time:
Have you two been introduced? Tom, this is Greg.
introduce somebody to somebody
June, let me introduce you to Bob.
introduce yourself (=formally tell someone who you are)
May I introduce myself? My name is Meg Johnson.
2

new system/product

to bring a plan, system, or product into use for the first time:
They want to introduce a system of identity cards.
The store have introduced a new range of food for children.
3

bring something to a place

to bring a type of thing somewhere for the first time
introduce something to/into something
The grey squirrel was introduced into Britain from North America.
4

new experience

to show someone something or tell them about it for the first time
introduce somebody to something/introduce something to somebody
Malcolm introduced me to the joys of wine-tasting.
5

programme/public event

TCB to speak at the beginning of and sometimes during a television or radio programme, or at the beginning of a public event:
Jim Adams will introduce tonight's programme.
6

start a change

to make something new start to happen or exist in a situation:
The peace agreement has introduced a feeling of optimism here.
7

law

PGP to formally present a possible new law to be discussed:
Several senators introduced legislation aimed at sexual harassment.
8

put something into something

technicalT to put something carefully into something else
introduce something into something
Fuel was introduced into the jet pipe.
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