part of speech: verb
inflections: introduces, introducing, introduced
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.
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
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
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
derivations: introducible (adj.), introducer (n.)
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.