introduce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin intrōdūcō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (inner, what is inside) and Proto-Indo-European *dewk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs/
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Verb[edit]

introduce (third-person singular simple present introduces, present participle introducing, simple past and past participle introduced)

  1. (transitive, of people) To cause (someone) to be acquainted (with someone else).
    Let me introduce you to my friends.
  2. (transitive) To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation.
    The senator plans to introduce the bill in the next session.
    Let me introduce our guest speaker.
  3. (transitive) To add (something) to a system, a mixture, or a container.
    Various pollutants were introduced into the atmosphere.
  4. (transitive) To bring (something) into practice.
    Wheeled transport was introduced long ago.
    • 2013 October 5, “The widening gyre”, The Economist, volume 409, number 8856: 
      First introduced in Letchworth Garden City in 1909, the roundabout [] proved so popular in Britain that in the 1960s the Transport Research Laboratory developed a miniature version.

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Interlingua[edit]

Verb[edit]

introduce

  1. present of introducer
  2. imperative of introducer

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

introduce

  1. third-person singular indicative present of introdurre

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

intrōdūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of intrōdūcō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin introducere

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [in.troˈdu.t͡ʃe]

Verb[edit]

a introduce 3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to introduce

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

introduce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of introducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of introducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of introducir.