introducein·tro·duce /ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs-ˈduːs/ verb [transitiveT] 1to make a new product or service available for the first time
The drug was introduced in the mid-1990s.
2FINANCE 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.
3to 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.
4to 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.
5LAW 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.