- Word History, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||introduces, introducing, introduced
||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?
||begin, start, suggest
||introducible (adj.), introducer (n.)
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
, and duct
are all formed from this Latin root.