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      vb   tr  
1    often foll by: to   to present (someone) by name (to another person) or (two or more people to each other)  
2    foll by: to   to cause to experience for the first time  
to introduce a visitor to beer     
3    to present for consideration or approval, esp. before a legislative body  
to introduce a draft bill     
4    to bring in; establish  
to introduce decimal currency     
5    to present (a radio or television programme, etc.) verbally  
6    foll by: with   to start  
he introduced his talk with some music     
7    often foll by: into   to insert or inject  
he introduced the needle into his arm     
8    to place (members of a species of plant or animal) in a new environment with the intention of producing a resident breeding population  
     (C16: from Latin introducere to bring inside, from intro- + ducere to lead)  
  introducer      n  
  introducible      adj  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    acquaint, do the honours, familiarize, make known, make the introduction, present  
2    begin, bring in, commence, establish, found, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, organize, pioneer, set up, start, usher in  
3    advance, air, bring up, broach, moot, offer, propose, put forward, recommend, set forth, submit, suggest, ventilate  
4    announce, lead into, lead off, open, preface  
5    add, inject, insert, interpolate, interpose, put in, throw in     (informal)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though <You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
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