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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Introduce  \In`tro*duce"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Introduced};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Introducing}.]  [L.  introducere,  introductum 
  intro  within  +  ducere  to  lead.  See  {Intro-},  and  {Duke}.] 
  1.  To  lead  or  bring  in  to  conduct  or  usher  in  as  to 
  introduce  a  person  into  a  drawing-room. 
 
  2.  To  put  (something  into  a  place);  to  insert;  as  to 
  introduce  the  finger,  or  a  probe. 
 
  3.  To  lead  to  and  make  known  by  formal  announcement  or 
  recommendation;  hence  to  cause  to  be  acquainted;  as  to 
  introduce  strangers;  to  introduce  one  person  to  another. 
 
  4.  To  bring  into  notice,  practice,  cultivation,  or  use  as 
  to  introduce  a  new  fashion,  method,  or  plant. 
 
  5.  To  produce;  to  cause  to  exist;  to  induce.  [Obs.] 
 
  Whosoever  introduces  habits  in  children,  deserves 
  the  care  and  attention  of  their  governors.  --Locke. 
 
  6.  To  open  to  notice;  to  begin;  to  present;  as  he  introduced 
  the  subject  with  a  long  preface. 
 
  Syn:  To  bring  in  usher  in  insert;  begin;  preface. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  introduce 
  v  1:  make  known  [syn:  {present},  {acquaint}] 
  2:  bring  something  new  to  an  environment;  "A  new  word  processor 
  was  introduced"  [syn:  {innovate}] 
  3:  introduce;  "Insert  your  ticket  here"  [syn:  {insert},  {enclose}, 
  {inclose},  {stick  in},  {put  in}] 
  4:  bring  in  a  new  person  or  object  into  a  familiar  environment; 
  "He  brought  in  a  new  judge";  "The  new  secretary  introduced 
  a  nasty  rumor"  [syn:  {bring  in}] 
  5:  bring  in  or  establish;  "introduce  a  new  rule" 
  6:  put  or  introduce  into  the  body  of  something  "insert  a 
  picture  into  the  text"  [syn:  {insert},  {infix},  {enter}] 
  7:  bring  before  the  public  for  the  first  time,  as  of  an  actor, 
  song,  etc  [syn:  {bring  out}] 
  8:  as  of  legislation  into  a  legislative  body 
  9:  furnish  with  a  preface  [syn:  {preface},  {premise}] 
  10:  be  a  precursor  of  "The  fall  of  the  Berlin  Wall  ushered  in 
  the  post-Cold  War  period"  [syn:  {inaugurate},  {usher  in}] 




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