Pronunciation: (in"tru-dOOs', -dyOOs'), [key]
—v.t., -duced, -duc•ing.
1. to present (a person) to another so as to make acquainted.
2. to acquaint (two or more persons) with each other personally: Will you introduce us?
3. to present (a person, product, etc.) to a particular group of individuals or to the general public for or as if for the first time by a formal act, announcement, series of recommendations or events, etc.: to introduce a debutante to society.
4. to bring (a person) to first knowledge or experience of something: to introduce someone to skiing.
5. to create, bring into notice, use, etc., for or as if for the first time; institute: to introduce a new procedure.
6. to suggest, propose, or advance for or as if for the first time: to introduce a theory of geological evolution.
7. to present for official consideration or action, as a legislative bill.
8. to begin; lead into; preface: to introduce one's speech with an amusing anecdote.
9. to put or place into something for the first time; insert: to introduce a figure into a design.
10. to bring in or establish, as something foreign or alien: Japanese cooking was introduced into America in the 1950s.
11. to present (a speaker, performer, etc.) to an audience.
12. to present (a person) at a royal court.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.