Introduced
Introduce In`tro*duce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Introduced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Introducing}.] [L. introducere, introductum; intro within + ducere to lead. See {Intro-}, and {Duke}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room. [1913 Webster]

2. To put (something into a place); to insert; as, to introduce the finger, or a probe. [1913 Webster]

3. To lead to and make known by formal announcement or recommendation; hence, to cause to be acquainted; as, to introduce strangers; to introduce one person to another. [1913 Webster]

4. To bring into notice, practice, cultivation, or use; as, to introduce a new fashion, method, or plant. [1913 Webster]

5. To produce; to cause to exist; to induce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Whosoever introduces habits in children, deserves the care and attention of their governors. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

6. To open to notice; to begin; to present; as, he introduced the subject with a long preface.

Syn: To bring in; usher in; insert; begin; preface. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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