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.]
To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room.
To put (something into a place); to insert; as, to introduce the finger, or a probe.
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.
To bring into notice, practice, cultivation, or use; as, to introduce a new fashion, method, or plant.
To produce; to cause to exist; to induce.
Whosoever introduces habits in children, deserves the care and attention of their governors.
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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