HyperDic: introduce

English > 10 senses of the word introduce:
VERBcommunicationintroduce, present, acquaintcause to come to know personally
creationintroduce, innovatebring something new to an environment / environment
changeintroduce, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put inintroduce
motionintroduce, bring inbring in a new person or object into a familiar / familiar environment
creationintroducebring in or establish in a new place or environment
contactintroduce, insert, infix, enterput or introduce into something
communicationintroduce, bring outbring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
cognitionintroduceput before (a body)
communicationintroduce, precede, preface, premisefurnish with a preface or introduction
changeintroduce, inaugurate, usher inbe a precursor of
introduce > pronunciation
Soundsih.ntrahduw's; ih.ntrowduw's
Rhymesabstruse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningCause to come to know personally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
Synonymspresent, acquaint
Narrowerintroduce, bring outBring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
presentformally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
reintroduce, re-introduceintroduce anew
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Similar tofamiliarize, familiarise, acquaintmake familiar or conversant with
Spanishinformar, introducir, presentar
Catalanpresentar
Nounsintroductionformally making a person known to another or to the public
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningBring something new to an environment / environment.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"A new word processor was introduced"
Synonyminnovate
NarrowerdebutPresent for the first time to the public
phase inintroduce gradually
pioneer, open upopen up an area or prepare a way / way
Broaderinitiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
Spanishinnovar, introducir
Catalaninnovar
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningintroduce.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsinsert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in
Narrowercatheterize, catheteriseinsert a catheter into (a body part)
cupput into a cup
feed, feed inintroduce continuously
foistinsert surreptitiously or without warrant
glassput in a glass container
inject, shootForce or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
inoculateintroduce a microorganism into
insetset or place in
intersperse, interlardintroduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
plugInsert as a plug
plugInsert a plug into
plugReplace the center of a coin with a baser metal
slipinsert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishincluír, insertar, introducir, meter, poner
Catalaninserir, introduir
Nounsintroductionthe act of putting one thing into another
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningbring in a new person or object into a familiar / familiar environment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
Synonymbring in
Narrowerimmigrateintroduce or send as immigrants
insinuateintroduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
trackcarry on the feet and deposit
Spanishintroducir, presentar
Catalanpresentar
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningbring in or establish in a new place or environment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "introduce a rule"
  • "introduce exotic fruits"
Narrowerinterposeintroduce
Broaderestablish, givebring about
Spanishintroducir
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningput or introduce into something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsinsert, infix, enter
Entailed byplug, stop up, secureFill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
Narrowercannulate, cannulize, cannulise, intubate, canulateintroduce a cannula or tube into
implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plantFix or set securely or deeply
inputEnter (data or a program) into a computer
instill, instilEnter drop by drop
penetrateinsert / insert the penis into the vagina or anus of
plug in, plug into, connectPlug into an outlet
sandwichinsert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
transplant, graftplace the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Spanishinsertar, introducir
Catalaninserir
Nounsintroductionthe act of putting one thing into another
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 7, communication
MeaningBring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymbring out
Broaderintroduce, present, acquaintCause to come to know personally
Spanishlanzar, sacar
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 8, cognition
Meaningput before (a body).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"introduce legislation"
Broaderproject, proposePresent for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 9, communication
MeaningFurnish with a preface or introduction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsprecede, preface, premise
Narrowerpreamblemake a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document
prologize, prologuize, prologiseWrite or speak a prologue
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishanteceder, comenzar, introducer, introducir, preceder
Adjectivesintroductoryserving to open or begin
introductoryserving as an introduction or preface
English > introduce: 10 senses > verb 10, change
MeaningBe a precursor of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsinaugurate, usher in
Broaderbegin, lead off, start, commenceset in motion, cause to start

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