• Polly introduces herself to Tom
    Polly introduces herself to Tom
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v introduce introduce "Insert your ticket here"
    • v introduce be a precursor of "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"
    • v introduce put before (a body) "introduce legislation"
    • v introduce cause to come to know personally "permit me to acquaint you with my son","introduce the new neighbors to the community"
    • v introduce furnish with a preface or introduction "She always precedes her lectures with a joke","He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
    • v introduce bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
    • v introduce put or introduce into something "insert a picture into the text"
    • v introduce bring in or establish in a new place or environment "introduce a rule","introduce exotic fruits"
    • v introduce bring something new to an environment "A new word processor was introduced"
    • v introduce bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment "He brought in a new judge","The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Asked to be introduced Asked to be introduced

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents
    • Introduce To bring into notice, practice, cultivation, or use; as, to introduce a new fashion, method, or plant.
    • Introduce To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room.
    • Introduce 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.
    • Introduce To open to notice; to begin; to present; as, he introduced the subject with a long preface.
    • Introduce To produce; to cause to exist; to induce. "Whosoever introduces habits in children, deserves the care and attention of their governors."
    • Introduce To put (something into a place); to insert; as, to introduce the finger, or a probe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Kit Kat chocolate bar was introduced to the market in 1935
    • introduce To lead or bring in; conduct or usher in: as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room; to introduce foreign produce into a country.
    • introduce To pass in; put in; insert: as, to introduce one's finger into an aperture.
    • introduce To make known, as one person to another, or two persons to each other; make acquainted by personal encounter or by letter; present, with the mention of names and titles.
    • introduce To bring into notice, use, or practice; bring forward for acceptance: as, to introduce a new fashion, or an improved mode of tillage.
    • introduce To bring forward with preliminary or preparatory matter; open to notice: as, to introduce a subject with a long preface.
    • introduce To produce; cause to exist; induce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1971, the postal code was introduced in Ottawa, Ontario
    • v.t Introduce in-tro-dūs′ to lead or bring in: to conduct into a place: formally to make known or acquainted: to bring into notice or practice: to commence: to preface
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  • Charles Lamb
    “Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.”
  • Norman Parkinson
    Norman Parkinson
    “I could never bear to be buried with people to whom I had not been introduced.”
  • Henry Wilson
    Henry Wilson
    “I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.”
  • Leigh Hunt
    “If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.”
  • Paul Little
    Paul Little
    “The Holy Spirit can't save saints or seats. If we don't know any non-Christians, how can we introduce them to the Savior?”
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
    “The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. introducere, introductum,; intro, within + ducere, to lead. See Intro-, and Duke
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. introducĕre, -ductumintro, within, ducĕre, to lead.


In literature:

It proved to be almost the only measure introduced by his government in which he personally interested himself.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
It was consistent with the democratic principle to introduce election into the Church.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
These were later introduced as evidence.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
It was probably introduced into England by the Romans before Caesar's time.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The water coming down from Acro-Corinth was introduced from behind.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
He is supposed to introduce the lecturer to the audience.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
But I was so glad to see you that I forgot to introduce my friend.
"The Girl from Arizona" by Nina Rhoades
Thus was a new influence introduced into the life of one who had been brought up after the strictest rule of New England Puritanism.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Many Mediterranean and subtropical species have existed in them naturally, and others introduced by man have thrived.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
May I introduce you to my travelling companion, Gustav Raune?
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
A copy of the song to be introduced in the play was lying upon a chair.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Prunes were introduced in 1854, but their possibilities were only slightly appreciated for some thirty years.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
This is effected by introducing two new terms, night and seas.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
Great doubts exist as to the person, and even the nation, that first introduced locks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
It was about the middle of this century that cabins appear to have been introduced into English ships.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
Morgan was the first to make an attempt at introducing a logical order into the history of primeval society.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
When the practice of planting was introduced, the restoration of this fine bird to both countries was attempted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Introduce gentlemen to ladies, and gentlemen to gentlemen, ladies to ladies.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
Potatoes, onions, and cabbages have been introduced from Europe, and thrive here.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
I did not wish to arrive at the station before Cannon: as I should require him to introduce me.
"Lost Lenore" by Charles Beach

In poetry:

I wish I knew just what to say,
To introduce this part;
Its on my mind both night and day,
It penetrates my heart.
"Children's Corner" by Frank Barbour Coffin
How you groaned in your front chamber,
While I, in a powdered wig,
Went to introduce myself to the Empress
Never to see you again.
"The Lost Tram" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
The law of works we introduce,
As if old merit were in use,
When man could life by doing won,
Ev'n though the work by grace were done.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Another poet likewise introduce,
Well known as bishop Atterbury 's friend;
Whom men of treas'nous practices accuse,
And into rigorous confinement send.
"Enigma XXX." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Mr Green was the chairman for the night,
And in that capacity he acted right;
He made a splendid address on my behalf,
Without introducing any slang or chaff.
"Lines in Memoriam Regarding the Entertainment in Reform Street Hall, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
"You don't know much," said TWEEDLEDUM, "and that's a fact."
ALICE did not at all like the tone of this remark,
and thought it would be as well to introduce some
other subject of conversation.
"Avenged!" by P G Wodehouse

In news:

Page 1 of 2 Energy management technology developer Schneider Electric has introduced a new channel program aimed at helping solution providers do energy assessments for customers.
Introducing art in a fun way.
Kum & Go Introduces Hiland Premium Artesian Water.
I've always been grateful to this production, both for its own beauties and for introducing me at last to a Miller work that I could genuinely like.
The bill, introduced late Sunday night, would create the Justice Center for the P.
Ascend introduces live streaming video technology.
England's Premier League may finally introduce goal-line technology, according to its chief executive Richard Scudamore, for the 2012-13 season.
In her last two years in office, Joan Christensen introduced 53 bills.
New legislation is being introduced in Congress that would require pay television operators to provide low-cost local TV signals to those who lose over-the-air television coverage as a result of the DTV transition.
Gary Clark Jr.'s major-label debut aims to introduce the Austin-based blues luminary to the widest possible audience.
Arnold introduces Joe at Muscle Beach.
She introduced herself as the 'Madonna of the Geritol Set'.
Donald North Audio (DNA) is introducing its new Sonic Décor line of on-wall speakers.
Blood Bank introduces new collection technology.
The Siouxland Community Blood Bank will introduce new blood collection technology in Alta at the community blood drive on June 13.

In science:

Vertex operator algebras, introduced in mathematics ([B], [FLM]), are known essentially to be chiral algebras, introduced in physics ([BPZ], [MS]).
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
Farber used homological methods to introduce an invariant of boundary links with values in a ring of rational functions with noncommuting variables [Fa2]. A similar invariant to that of Farber was recently introduced by V.
Analytic invariants of boundary links
Among these algebras, let us note the twisted Yangians Y ± (N ), introduced by Olshanski and widely studied (see for instance and references therein), or the reflection algebras, introduced by Sklyanin and studied in [4, 5].
Twisted superYangians and their representations
Second, it is proved that introduced in the paper generalized Weber transformation leads to the velocity representation, which equivalent to the one introduced by means of the variational principle.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
We have introduced the tilde symbol “∼” to alert the reader to the fact that these coefficients have dimensions, and to distinguish them from dimensionless partners we will introduce later.
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments
In this section we introduce ladder operators of raising and lowering type, the latter having as eigenstates the generalized hypergeometric states introduced in Section 2.
Generalized Hypergeometric Coherent States
We introduce a class of “macroscopically definable ensembles” and formulate the thesis: An ensemble can be macroscopically obtained only if macroscopically definable in according to the introduced notion.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
We want to show that this is a particular case of a general recipe, introduced in this section, and valid for the cases in which we introduce a set of gauge fields coupled to the terms of interaction.
General duality for abelian-group-valued statistical-mechanics models
Doi and Koppinen introduced Doi-Hopf modules. A more general concept, entwined modules, was proposed by Brzezi´nski and Ma jid . B¨ohm introduced Doi-Hopf modules over a weak bialgebra (), and the author and De Groot proposed weak entwined modules .
Galois corings from the descent theory point of view
After having introduced the parallel transport of a curve γ from 0 to a point t w.r.t. A and having discussed some of its properties, I may also introduce another object, namely the parallel transport of the curve γ from s to t, where s, t ∈ I satisfy s < t.
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
Now we would like to introduce a relative version of a map given in the context of mirror symmetry of abelian varieties as introduced by Mukai .
Mirror Symmetry and Generalized Complex Manifolds
The most obvious way of introducing triads is to simply define a rewiring rule whereby links are swapped between nodes so as to introduce triads while leaving the degree distribution the same.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
This notion was introduced by Kersten and Rehmann () in analogy with the notion of excellence of quadratic forms introduced and studied by Knebusch ([24, 25]).
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
Some results were obtained by techniques introduced by Gyssens, Van den Bussche and Van Gucht [Gyssens et al. 1999], but for timedependent transformations we have introduced new proof techniques.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Moreover, in correspondence with the lattice variables, we can introduce the real variables x = hn and xj = Hj nj . A simple definition of Hj is obtained by introducing an integer number N and defining Hj = N j h.
Multiple-scale analysis of discrete nonlinear partial difference equations: the reduction of the lattice potential KdV