in·tro·duce /ˌɪntrəˈdus, ˈdjus/
in·tro·duce /-ˈd(j)us/ 及物動詞
In·tro·duce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Introduced p. pr. & vb. n. Introducing ]
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.
v 1: cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you
with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the
community" [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 in a new place or environment;
"introduce a rule"; "introduce exotic fruits"
6: put or introduce into 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 or introduction; "She always precedes
her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a
critical remark about the institution" [syn: precede, preface,
10: be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in
the post-Cold War period" [syn: inaugurate, usher in]