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introduce verb

1 tell people sb's name

ADV. formally, properly We have met before, but we haven't been formally introduced.

VERB + INTRODUCE allow me to, can, let me, may Let me introduce myself. May I introduce my wife, Sarah?

PREP. as He introduced me as a new member of the company. | to She introduced me to her neighbours.

2 start using/doing sth for the first time

ADV. gradually | rapidly

VERB + INTRODUCE intend to, plan to, want to The local council plans to introduce new regulations on parking. | attempt to, try to She attempted in vain to introduce some order into the classroom.

PREP. into New technology is rapidly being introduced into factories.

PHRASES newly/recently introduced These measures have only been recently introduced.