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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: to present one person to another person for the first time, or to present a new thing.
Hello, Jim. May I introduce you to my wife, Nancy?
derivations: introducible (adj.), introducer (n.)
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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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