In`tro*duce" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Introduced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Introducing (?).] [L. introducere, introductum; intro within + ducere to lead. See Intro-, and Duke.]

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.

 

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