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introduce
WordNet 2.0
  • introduce
  • "Insert your ticket here"
  • be a precursor of
  • "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"
  • as of legislation into a legislative body
  • cause to come to know personally
  • "permit me to acquaint you with my son"
  • "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
  • furnish with a preface or introduction
  • "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"
  • "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
  • bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
  • put or introduce into something
  • "insert a picture into the text"
  • bring in or establish in a new place or environment
  • "introduce a rule"
  • "introduce exotic fruits"
  • bring something new to an environment
  • "A new word processor was introduced"
  • bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment
  • "He brought in a new judge"
  • "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
introduce
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room.

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

    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.

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

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

    "Whosoever introduces habits in children, deserves the care and attention of their governors." -- Locke.

    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.

 

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