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verb [transitive] introduce pronunciation in American English /ˌɪntrəˈdus/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyintroduce
he/she/itintroduces
present participleintroducing
past tenseintroduced
past participleintroduced
  1. 1
    to tell someone another persons name when they meet for the first time

    Have you two been introduced?

    introduce someone to someone:

    I would like to introduce you to my friend Martin.

    introduce yourself:

    He introduced himself as (=said his name was) Michael Sullivan.

  2. 2
    to bring something into existence or use for the first time

    Schools have been forced to introduce harsher disciplinary measures.

    a recently introduced laptop computer

    1. a.
      to start to use a new system, process, or law for the first time

      They intend to introduce legislation to prevent human cloning.

    2. b.
      to bring something such as a plant or animal into a country or environment for the first time
      introduce something to/into something:

      Chocolate was introduced to Europe from Mexico.

      Be careful what other fish you introduce into the aquarium.

  3. 3
    to provide someone with a new experience, activity, or opportunity to learn something
    introduce someone to something:

    She’s introducing the children to literature from Asian countries.

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