Translation of "introduce" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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introduceverb [ T ]

uk /ˌɪn.trəˈdʒuːs/ us /ˌɪn.trəˈduːs/

introduce verb [ T ] (PUT INTO USE)

B2 to put something into use, operation, or a place for the first time

Apple has sold many millions of iPods since the product was introduced in 2001. 形状稍小的10便士硬币是在1992年开始流通的。
Such unpopular legislation is unlikely to be introduced before the next election. 如此不受欢迎的立法不可能在下次选举之前提出。
specialized The tube which carries the laser is introduced into the abdomen through a small cut in the skin. 传送激光的导管通过皮肤上的小切口插入腹部。

More examples

  • The Russian leader wants to introduce further changes.
  • We need to introduce more stringent security measures such as identity cards.
  • New measures have been introduced to try and ease traffic congestion in the city.
  • The government introduced a law prohibiting tobacco advertisements on TV.
  • They've introduced a fast-track system for brighter pupils which will allow thousands to take their GCSE exams two years early.

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. 我想介绍一下我的小儿子马克。
Have you two been introduced (to each other)? 介绍你们俩认识了吗?

More examples

  • She introduced me to some of her fellow students.
  • I didn't know anybody at the party, but the hostess came to my rescue by introducing me to a few people.
  • Here's Fiona - let me introduce you to her.

introduce verb [ T ] (BEGIN)

to be the beginning of something

A haunting oboe solo introduces the third movement of the concerto. 协奏曲第三乐章以一段摄人心魄的双簧管独奏开始。

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. 导演将在这部影片的全球首映式上亲自推介该片。
This is the first official biography of her and it is introduced by her daughter. 这是她的第一部正式传记,由其女儿作序。
I'd now like to introduce our next guest, who will be singing songs from her latest album.

More examples

  • It is my pleasure to introduce tonight's guest speaker.
  • He introduced the visitors with a few well-chosen words.

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(Translation of “introduce” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)