From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintroducein‧tro‧duce /ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs $ -ˈduːs/ ●●● S2 W1 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 when people meetINTRODUCE 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/productSTART something/MAKE something START 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.RegisterIn everyday British English, people often say bring in a plan, law, system etc rather than introduce it:They want to bring in a system of identity cards.3 bring something to a placeTAKE/BRING to bring a type of thing somewhere for the first timeintroduce 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 timeintroduce somebody to something/introduce something to somebody 🔊 Malcolm introduced me to the joys of wine-tasting.5 programme/public eventTCBPRESENT/INTRODUCE A SHOW 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 changeSTART TO HAPPEN, EXIST ETC to make something new start to happen or exist in a situation 🔊 The peace agreement has introduced a feeling of optimism here.7 lawPGP to formally present a possible new law to be discussed 🔊 Several senators introduced legislation aimed at sexual harassment.8 put something into something technicalTPUT to put something carefully into something elseintroduce something into something 🔊 Fuel was introduced into the jet pipe.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusintroduce• The bank merger introduced a period of uncertainty in the financial markets.• The concert will be introduced by Richard Baker, who will describe the music we are going to hear.• Einstein introduced his theory of relativity in 1915, in a scientific paper.• Nearly 60 notebook computer models were introduced in 1991.• The judge ruled that the evidence could not be introduced in court.• Slovenia introduced its own currency shortly after independence.• Yes, we were introduced last year at your party.• Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm John Fetty, the head of business development.• Oh, Bob, let me introduce Rosie Webb, our new marketing manager.• And now here is Harvey Wolfsheim to introduce the show.• She introduced the subject of sex without any embarrassment.• The first chapter introduces the terms and ideas which will be studied.• Then Meredith discovered that the way to get Harriet relaxed and talking was to introduce the topic of animals.• I don't think we've been introduced yet.• That's a friend of mine from college. Do you want me to introduce you to him?introduce yourself• We'll go around the room, and each of you can introduce yourself.• As if in a corny fiction, it is in the gents that we first identify each other and introduce ourselves.• Fairs are useful for meeting potential new clients and as a way to introduce ourselves.• The trivialities of a business enjoying its first billion-dollar year disposed of, Jobs reentered and introduced himself.• When we introduced ourselves, he smiled and invited us to sit down.• Participants had an opportunity to introduce themselves and their interest in and perspective on the consultation.• I introduce myself to Bill and his wife, June, and we head back to my office.• He often introduces himself to boomer types as the B-string lyricist for that perennial underground cult band, the Grateful Dead.• Quickly introducing herself to the sister-in-charge, she looked around for the nearest unattended patient.introduce something to/into something• The technique was introduced to this country from Australia.