introduce in‧tro‧duce [ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs ǁ -ˈduːs] verb [transitive]
1. to make a new product or service available for the first time:

• The drug was introduced in the mid-1990s.

2. FINANCE to make stocks, shares etc available on the stock exchange for the first time:

• The Chicago Mercantile Exchange introduced futures and options on the Nikkei Index of 225 Tokyo stocks.

3. to bring a system, law, method etc into use for the first time:

• The company has introduced a new pay system for senior executives.

• Toy safety legislation was introduced in 1967.

4. to help someone get to know a new person or product:
introduce somebody/​something to somebody/​something

• The company has been introducing clients to private banks for several years.

• It is not always easy to introduce customers to new and unusual varieties of food.

5. LAW to formally present a new law so that it can be discussed and voted on by a parliament, congress etc:

• The Democratic candidate vowed to introduce a bill to restore the tax.

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introduce UK US /ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs/ verb [T]
COMMERCE, MARKETING to make goods or services available to be bought for the first time: »

The company plans to introduce 45 new models over the next five years.


The product range is being overhauled to introduce cheaper lines and more non-food products.

STOCK MARKET, FINANCE to make shares, etc. available for the first time: »

The shares moved higher to their highest level in the 21 years since this market introduced crude oil futures.

to start using a new system, rule, or method: »

We will introduce a 10p starting rate of income tax for individuals.


The company introduced a jobshare scheme last year.

to tell someone another person's name the first time they meet: »

She plans to hold a meeting for all employees in the company to introduce her successor before she leaves.

LAW to formally suggest a new law to be discussed and voted on by a parliament: »

introduce a bill/measure


He plans to introduce legislation that would set minimum standards for corporate disclosure in the US.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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