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verb [transitive] introduce pronunciation in British English /ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs/
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I/you/we/theyintroduce
he/she/itintroduces
present participleintroducing
past tenseintroduced
past participleintroduced
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  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) Major Desmond Morton.
  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
      Be careful what other fish you introduce into the aquarium.
      introduce something to/into something: Chocolate was introduced to Europe from Mexico.
  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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