transitive verb (-duced; -ducing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin introducere, from intro- + ducere to lead — more at tow Date: 15th century 1. to lead or bring in especially for the first time <
introduce a nonnative species
2. a. to bring into play b. to bring into practice or use ; institute 3. to lead to or make known by a formal act, announcement, or recommendation: as a. to cause to be acquainted b. to present formally at court or into society c. to present or announce formally or officially or by an official reading <
introduce legislation
d. to make preliminary explanatory or laudatory remarks about e. to bring (as an actor or singer) before the public for the first time 4. place, insert <
introduce foreign genes into crops
5. to bring to a knowledge of something <
introduced them to new ideas
introducer noun Synonyms: introduce, insert, insinuate, interpolate, intercalate, interpose, interject mean to put between or among others. introduce is a general term for bringing or placing a thing or person into a group or body already in existence <
introduced a new topic into the conversation
. insert implies putting into a fixed or open space between or among <
inserted a clause in the contract
. insinuate implies introducing gradually or by gentle pressure <
insinuated himself into the group
. interpolate applies to the inserting of something extraneous or spurious <
interpolated her own comments into the report
. intercalate suggests an intrusive inserting of something in an existing series or sequence <
new chapters intercalated with the old
. interpose suggests inserting an obstruction or cause of delay <
interpose barriers to communication
. interject implies an abrupt or forced introduction <
interjected a question

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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