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introduce

verb [T] uk   /ˌɪn.trəˈdjuːs/ us    /-ˈduːs/

introduce verb [T] (PUT INTO USE)

B2 to put something into use, operation, or a place for the first time: The smaller ten pence coin was introduced in 1992. Such unpopular legislation is unlikely to be introduced before the next election.specialized The tube which carries the laser is introduced into the abdomen through a small cut in the skin.

introduce verb [T] (GIVE SB'S NAME)

B1 to tell someone another person's name the first time that they meet: I'd like to introduce my son, Mark. Have you two been introduced (to each other)?

introduce verb [T] (BEGIN)

to be the beginning of something: A haunting oboe solo introduces the third movement of the concerto. C2 to speak or write before the beginning of a performance, programme or book and give information about it; to tell an audience about the person who is going to speak, sing, etc. : The director will introduce the film personally at its premiere. This is the first official biography of her and it is introduced by her daughter. I'd now like to introduce our next guest, who will be singing songs from her latest album.
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