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English verb: introduce

1. introduce (communication) cause to come to know personally


SamplesPermit me to acquaint you with my son.
Introduce the new neighbors to the community.


Synonymsacquaint, present


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)bring out, introduce, present, re-introduce, reintroduce


Verb groupacquaint, familiarise, familiarize

2. introduce (creation) bring something new to an environment


SamplesA new word processor was introduced.


Synonymsinnovate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Narrower (hyponym)debut, open up, phase in, pioneer

3. introduce (change) introduce


SamplesInsert your ticket here.


Synonymsenclose, inclose, insert, put in, stick in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)catheterise, catheterize, cup, feed, feed in, foist, glass, inject, inoculate, inset, interlard, intersperse, plug, plug, shoot, slip

4. introduce (motion) bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment


SamplesHe brought in a new judge.
The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor.


Synonymsbring in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)immigrate, insinuate, track

5. introduce (creation) bring in or establish in a new place or environment


SamplesIntroduce a rule.
Introduce exotic fruits.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)establish, give


Narrower (hyponym)interpose

6. introduce (contact) put or introduce into something


SamplesInsert a picture into the text.


Synonymsenter, infix, insert


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)cannulate, cannulise, cannulize, canulate, connect, embed, engraft, graft, imbed, implant, input, instil, instill, intubate, penetrate, plant, plug in, plug into, sandwich, transplant

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


Synonymsbring out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquaint, introduce, present

8. introduce (cognition) put before (a body)


SamplesIntroduce legislation.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)project, propose

9. introduce (communication) furnish with a preface or introduction


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


Synonymsprecede, preface, premise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)preamble, prologise, prologize, prologuize

10. introduce (change) be a precursor of


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


Synonymsinaugurate, usher in


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, lead off, start









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