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introduce

in·tro·duce

introduce

 
pronunciation:
In tr dus
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part of speech: verb
inflections: introduced, introduces, introducing
definition 1: to present to another person.
Could you introduce me to that girl you were talking to?Mom says I should just introduce myself to people, but I think it's embarrassing.
synonyms:
present
similar words:
acquaint
definition 2: to bring to one's notice or into one's experience.
She introduced music to me when I was very young.
synonyms:
advance, offer, propose, suggest
similar words:
advocate, disclose, mention, present, promote, reveal, show
definition 3: to bring into being for the first time.
They're introducing a new flavor of my favorite kind of candy.Congress introduced a new bill to fight crime.
synonyms:
found, inaugurate, institute, launch
similar words:
create, establish, initiate, install, originate, pioneer, usher in
definition 4: to bring to public notice.
The principal introduced his idea of a special reward for students who do their homework on time.
synonyms:
announce, proclaim
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
disclose, reveal
derivations: introducible (adj.), introducer (n.)
Word History
Introduce is from a Latin word that means "to lead or bring within." Intro- is a prefix that means "into." Duc- is a Latin word part (or root) that appears in many English words. It means "to lead." Duke, conduct, and duct are all formed from this Latin root.
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Word Parts
The word introduce contains the following parts:
intro- Latin prefix that means inward, inside
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along