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1 a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
2 an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted [syn: inset]
3 (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program [syn: cut-in]
4 (film) a still picture that is inserted and that interrupts the action of a film [syn: cut-in]


1 put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text" [syn: infix, enter, introduce]
2 introduce; "Insert your ticket here" [syn: enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce]
3 fit snugly into; "insert your ticket into the slot"; "tuck your shirtail in" [syn: tuck]
4 insert casually; "She slipped in a reference to her own work" [syn: slip in, stick in, sneak in]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (verb):
    • (RP): ĭnsût', /ɪnˈsɜːt/, /In"s3:t/
    • (US): ĭnsûrt', /ɪnˈsɝt/, /In"s3`t/
  • (noun):
    • (RP): ĭn'sût, /ˈɪnsɜːt/, /"Ins3:t/
    • (US): ĭnsûrt', /ˈɪnsɝt/, /"Ins3`t/


  1. To put in between or into.
    In order to withdraw money from a cash machine you have to insert your debit card first.
    To make your proof easier to comprehend I recommend you insert a few more steps.



put in between or into


  1. An image inserted into text.
  2. A promotional leaflet inserted into a magazine or newspaper.


image inserted into text
promotional leaflet in a magazine or newspaper

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Insert can mean: See also: insertion
insert in French: Insert

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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