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Main Entry: in·tro·duce
Pronunciation: "in-tr&-'düs, -'dyüs
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -duced; -duc·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin introducere, from intro- + ducere to lead -- more at TOW
Date: 15th century
1 : to lead or bring in especially for the first time <introduce a nonnative species>
2 a : to bring into play b : to bring into practice or use : INSTITUTE
3 : to lead to or make known by a formal act, announcement, or recommendation: as a : to cause to be acquainted b : to present formally at court or into society c : to present or announce formally or officially or by an official reading <introduce legislation> d : to make preliminary explanatory or laudatory remarks about e : to bring (as an actor or singer) before the public for the first time
4 : PLACE, INSERT <introduce foreign genes into crops>
5 : to bring to a knowledge of something <introduced them to new ideas>
- in·tro·duc·er noun
synonyms INTRODUCE, INSERT, INSINUATE, INTERPOLATE, INTERCALATE, INTERPOSE, INTERJECT mean to put between or among others. INTRODUCE is a general term for bringing or placing a thing or person into a group or body already in existence <introduced a new topic into the conversation>. INSERT implies putting into a fixed or open space between or among <inserted a clause in the contract>. INSINUATE implies introducing gradually or by gentle pressure <insinuated himself into the group>. INTERPOLATE applies to the inserting of something extraneous or spurious <interpolated her own comments into the report>. INTERCALATE suggests an intrusive inserting of something in an existing series or sequence <new chapters intercalated with the old>. INTERPOSE suggests inserting an obstruction or cause of delay <interpose barriers to communication>. INTERJECT implies an abrupt or forced introduction <interjected a question>.

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