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INTRODUCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does introduce mean? 

INTRODUCE (verb)
  The verb INTRODUCE has 10 senses:

1. cause to come to know personally
2. bring something new to an environment
3. introduce
4. bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment
5. bring in or establish in a new place or environment
6. put or introduce into something
7. bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
8. put before (a body)
9. furnish with a preface or introduction
10. be a precursor of

  Familiarity information: INTRODUCE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTRODUCE (verb)


Sense 1introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to come to know personally

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

acquaint; introduce; present

Context examples:

permit me to acquaint you with my son / introduce the new neighbors to the community

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "introduce"):

reacquaint (acquaint anew)

re-introduce; reintroduce (introduce anew)

present (formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.)

bring out; introduce (bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 2introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring something new to an environment

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

innovate; introduce

Context example:

A new word processor was introduced

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

initiate; pioneer (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "introduce"):

debut (present for the first time to the public)

open up; pioneer (open up an area or prepare a way)

phase in (introduce gradually)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Introduce

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

put in; inclose; insert; stick in; introduce; enclose

Context example:

Insert your ticket here

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "introduce"):

inoculate (introduce a microorganism into)

inject; shoot (force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing)

foist (insert surreptitiously or without warrant)

slip (insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly)

feed; feed in (introduce continuously)

interlard; intersperse (introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions)

cup (put into a cup)

catheterise; catheterize (insert a catheter into (a body part))

glass (put in a glass container)

inset (set or place in)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bring in; introduce

Context examples:

He brought in a new judge / The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "introduce"):

immigrate (introduce or send as immigrants)

track (carry on the feet and deposit)

insinuate (introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 5introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring in or establish in a new place or environment

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

introduce a rule / introduce exotic fruits

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

establish; give (bring about)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "introduce"):

interpose (introduce)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put or introduce into something

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

insert; infix; introduce; enter

Context example:

insert a picture into the text

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "introduce"):

graft; transplant (place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient)

sandwich (insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects)

embed; engraft; imbed; implant; plant (fix or set securely or deeply)

instil; instill (enter drop by drop)

input (enter (data or a program) into a computer)

cannulate; cannulise; cannulize; canulate; intubate (introduce a cannula or tube into)

penetrate (insert the penis into the vagina or anus of)

connect; plug in (plug into an outlet)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 7introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

introduce; bring out

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

acquaint; introduce; present (cause to come to know personally)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 8introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put before (a body)

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

introduce legislation

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

project; propose (present for consideration)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 9introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with a preface or introduction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

preface; premise; precede; introduce

Context examples:

She always precedes her lectures with a joke / He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "introduce"):

prologise; prologize; prologuize (write or speak a prologue)

preamble (make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 10introduce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a precursor of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

usher in; inaugurate; introduce

Context example:

The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period

Hypernyms (to "introduce" is one way to...):

begin; commence; lead off; start (set in motion, cause to start)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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