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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Introduce \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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