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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
introduce (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to lead or bring in especially for the first time - introduce a nonnative species
2.
a) to bring into play
b) to bring into practice or use - institute
3.
to lead to or make known by a formal act, announcement, or recommendation as
a) to cause to be acquainted
b) to present formally at court or into society
c) to present or announce formally or officially or by an official reading - introduce legislation
d) to make preliminary explanatory or laudatory remarks about
e) to bring (as an actor or singer) before the public for the first time
4.
- place insert introduce foreign genes into crops
5.
to bring to a knowledge of something - introduced them to new ideas
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
introduce (verb)
1.
to make (one person) known (to another) socially
SYNONIMS:
acquaint, present
RELATED WORDS:
address, greet, hail, meet; reacquaint, reintroduce
introduce (verb)
2.
to present or bring forward for discussion
SYNONIMS:
bring up, broach, moot, place, raise
RELATED WORDS:
allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out over)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress
introduce (verb)
3.
to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
SYNONIMS:
begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, start
RELATED WORDS:
author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunch
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off out), wind up, wrap up
close (down), phase out, shut (up)
introduce (verb)
4.
to impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to
SYNONIMS:
accustom, familiarize, initiate, introduce, orient, orientate
RELATED WORDS:
habituate, wont; apprise, brief, clue (in), fill in, inform; educate, enlighten, ground, instruct, school, train, verse; expose, present, subject; advise, tell, tip (off), warn, wise (up); reacquaint
introduce (verb)
5.
to put among or between others
SYNONIMS:
edge in, fit (in into), inject, insinuate, intercalate, interject, interpolate, interpose, intersperse, introduce, sandwich (in between), work in
RELATED WORDS:
cut in, inlay, inset, install; interfile, interline, lard, weave; cram, shove, thrust, wedge; add, append, attach
NEAR ANTONYMS:
eject, eliminate, exclude, expel, extract, withdraw; deduct, detach, subtract; reject
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