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.