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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. 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.

Synonym: to bring in, usher in, insert, begin, preface.

Origin: L. Introducere, introductum; intro within _ ducere to lead. See intro-, and duke.