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introduce

in·tro·duce

introduce

 
pronunciation:
In tr dus
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: introduced, introduces, introducing
definition 1: to present (a person) to one or more people.
Let me introduce you to my friends.I'm sorry; I forgot to introduce myself.
synonyms:
present
similar words:
acquaint, announce
definition 2: to bring to one's notice or into one's experience.
I'd like to introduce a new topic of discussion.My friends introduced classical music to me when I was in college.
synonyms:
advance, broach, offer, propose, suggest
similar words:
advocate, disclose, expose, initiate, mention, present, promote, reveal, show, usher
definition 3: to bring into being for the first time.
The company is introducing an exciting new line of swimsuits.Congress has just introduced a new bill to fight crime.
synonyms:
begin, found, inaugurate, institute, launch, start
antonyms:
abrogate
similar words:
create, establish, initiate, install, originate, pioneer, usher in
definition 4: to preface or begin.
A reggae band introduces the show.
synonyms:
begin, kick off, open, preface, start
similar words:
commence, lead off, prelude, prologue
definition 5: to bring to public notice.
At the town meeting, the mayor introduced his plan for reviving downtown business.
synonyms:
announce, herald, present, proclaim
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
disclose, harbinger, reveal, unveil
definition 6: to insert or put into.
The settlers introduced new plant species to the region.
synonyms:
insert, inset, intercalate, interpolate, interpose
antonyms:
abstract
similar words:
add, embed, enter, implant, inject, insinuate, integrate, put
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