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


Related topics: Parliaments
in‧tro‧duce S3 W1 [transitive]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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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