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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·tro·duce /ˌɪntrəˈdus, ˈdjus/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·tro·duce /-ˈd(j)us/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]