W1S3 [ˌıntrəˈdju:s US -ˈdu:s] v [T]
1¦(when people meet)¦
2¦(new system/product)¦
3¦(bring something to a place)¦
4¦(new experience)¦
5¦(programme/public event)¦
6¦(start a change)¦
8¦(put something into something)¦
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: introducere, from ducere 'to lead']
if you introduce someone to another person, you tell them each other's names for the first time
Have you two been introduced? Tom, this is Greg.
introduce sb to sb
June, let me introduce you to Bob.
introduce yourself
(=formally tell someone who you are)
May I introduce myself? My name is Meg Johnson.
to bring a plan, system, or product into use for the first time
They want to introduce a system of identity cards.
The store have introduced a new range of food for children.
to bring a type of thing somewhere for the first time
introduce sth to/into sth
The grey squirrel was introduced into Britain from North America.
to show someone something or tell them about it for the first time
introduce sb to sth/introduce sth to sb
Malcolm introduced me to the joys of wine-tasting.
to speak at the beginning of and sometimes during a television or radio programme, or at the beginning of a public event
Jim Adams will introduce tonight's programme.
to make something new start to happen or exist in a situation
The peace agreement has introduced a feeling of optimism here.
7.) ¦(LAW)¦
to formally present a possible new law to be discussed
Several senators introduced legislation aimed at sexual harassment.
technical to put something carefully into something else
introduce sth into sth
Fuel was introduced into the jet pipe.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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