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introduce definition

Overview

This page has 13 definitions of introduce with English translations in 6 languages. Introduce is a verb. Examples of how to use introduce in a sentence are shown. Also define these 15 related words and terms: acquaint, announce, recommend, add, introducer, introdurre, introduco, insert, establish, enact, , introducir, usted, él, and ella.

English introduce definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French [Term?], from Latin intrōdūcō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (inner, what is inside) and *dewk-.

Pronunciation

Verb

introduce (third-person singular simple present introduces, present participle introducing, simple past and past participle introduced)

  1. (transitive, of people) To cause (someone) to be acquainted (with someone else).
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 96:
      His unruly hair was slicked down with water, and as Jessamy introduced him to Miss Brindle his face assumed a cherubic innocence which would immediately have aroused the suspicions of anyone who knew him.
    Let me introduce you to my friends.
  2. (transitive) To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation.
    The senator plans to introduce the bill in the next session.
    Let me introduce our guest speaker.
  3. (transitive) To add (something) to a system, a mixture, or a container.
    Various pollutants were introduced into the atmosphere.
    • Add definition
      To join or unite (e.g. one thing to another, or as several particulars) so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, or enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. (1 of 8 add definitions)
  4. (transitive) To bring (something) into practice.
    Wheeled transport was introduced long ago.
    • 2013 October 5, “The widening gyre”, in The Economist, volume 409, number 8856:
      First introduced in Letchworth Garden City in 1909, the roundabout [] proved so popular in Britain that in the 1960s the Transport Research Laboratory developed a miniature version.
Conjugation

Synonyms

  • (make something or someone known): announce

Translations

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Interlingua introduce definition

Verb

introduce

  1. present of introducer
    • Introducer definition
      Someone or something that introduces.
  2. imperative of introducer

Italian introduce definition

Verb

introduce

  1. third-person singular indicative present of introdurre

Anagrams


Latin introduce definition

Verb

intrōdūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of intrōdūcō
    • Introduco definition
      first-person singular present indicative of introdurre

Romanian introduce definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin introducere.

Pronunciation

Verb

a introduce (third-person singular present introduce, past participle introdus3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to insert
    • Insert definition
      To put in between or into.
  2. (transitive) to establish, enact (to appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.)

Conjugation


Spanish introduce definition

Verb

introduce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of introducir.
    • definition
      you, thou
    • Introducir definition
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  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of introducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of introducir.
    • Él definition
      he
    • Ella definition
      she