introduce-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: present or acquaint two or more social beings

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 INTRODUCE NP2 (TO {P NP})

I'd like to introduce you to my sister.
I introduced him to my friend.
They were introduced at the party.
Let me introduce my dog to you.
The marriage introduced her to the society of the wealthy.

PropBank: introduce.01,amalgamate-22.2-3-1
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: put something into use, action, or circulation

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 INTRODUCE NP2 (PP)

In 1990, a new small size two dollar coin was introduced by the mint.
She introduced soy into her diet and exercise into her routine.
They want to introduce some new quality control measures at the factory.
Some new evidence was introduced at the trial yesterday.
The Democrats are introducing a new spending bill in Congress.
She introduced the game to her friends and it took over the the Regency Club.
We have introduced a new element into the curriculum.
He tried not to introduce new bugs into his computer program.

PropBank: introduce.01,introduce.02,amalgamate-22.2-3-1
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8

Sense Number 3: insert a physical object into some place

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] INTRODUCE NP2 (PP{P NP[location]})
NOTE: This is a subset of the sense 2.

He introduced his inhaler into his mouth and took a sharp breath.
Once you introduce the needle, the fluid will seep through the catheter.

PropBank: introduce.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 6

Sense Number 4: be a precursor of, usher in

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[stimulus] INTRODUCE NP2 In other words: "NP1 is the precursor or the beginning piece of NP2"

The transistor introduced a new era in building computers.
A haunting oboe solo introduces the third movement of the concerto.

PropBank: introduce.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9, 10