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in·tro·duce / ˌintrəˈd(y)oōs/ • v. [tr.] 1. (often be introduced) bring (something, esp. a product, measure, or concept) into use or operation for the first time: various new taxes were introduced | [tr.] measures were introduced to help families with children. ∎  (introduce something to) bring a subject to the attention of (someone) for the first time: the program is a bid to introduce opera to the masses. ∎  present (a new piece of legislation) for debate in a legislative assembly. ∎  bring (a new plant, animal, or disease) to a place and establish it there: a cold-resistant strain of sugar cane was introduced to Louisiana. 2. make (someone) known by name to another in person, esp. formally: I hope to introduce Jenny to them very soon. 3. insert or bring into something: a device that introduces chlorine into the pool automatically. 4. occur at the start of; open: a longer, more lyrical opening that introduces her first solo. ∎  (of a person) provide an opening explanation or announcement for (a television or radio program, book, etc.). DERIVATIVES: in·tro·duc·er n.

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