AskDefine | Define introduce

Dictionary Definition



1 cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community" [syn: present, acquaint]
2 bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced" [syn: innovate]
3 introduce; "Insert your ticket here" [syn: insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in]
4 bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment; "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor" [syn: bring in]
5 bring in or establish in a new place or environment; "introduce a rule"; "introduce exotic fruits"
6 put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text" [syn: insert, infix, enter]
7 bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc. [syn: bring out]
8 as of legislation into a legislative body
9 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" [syn: precede, preface, premise]
10 be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period" [syn: inaugurate, usher in]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To make known by formal announcement or recommendation; to cause to be acquainted.
  2. To bring into practice.


to and make known by formal announcement or recommendation
  • Czech: představit
  • Dutch: voorstellen
  • Finnish: esitellä
  • French: présenter
  • German: vorstellen
  • Greek: συστήνω (systíno)
  • Spanish: presentar
To bring into practice



Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of introdurre






  1. to introduce


ro-conj-duce intro

Extensive Definition

Introduction (abbreviated intro) can refer to:
Introduction and Intro are the titles of various songs:*"Introduction", the main theme from Tubular Bells as titled on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 2003 album

See also

introduce in German: Einleitung
introduce in French: Introduction
introduce in Norwegian Nynorsk: introduksjon
introduce in Swedish: Intro

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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