|Origin:||introducere, from ducere 'to lead'|
Related topics: Parliaments
in‧tro‧duce S3 W1 [transitive]
if you introduce someone to another person, you tell them each other's names for the first time:
when people meet
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.
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.
to bring a type of thing somewhere for the first time
bring something to a place
introduce something to/into something
The grey squirrel was introduced into Britain from North America.
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.
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.
to make something new start to happen or exist in a situation:
start a change
The peace agreement has introduced a feeling of optimism here.
to formally present a possible new law to be discussed:
Several senators introduced legislation aimed at sexual harassment.
to put something carefully into something else
put something into somethingtechnicalT
introduce something into something
Fuel was introduced into the jet pipe.