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adduce

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verb ad·duce \ə-ˈdüs also -ˈdyüs\

Simple Definition of adduce

  • : to mention or provide (something, such as a fact or example) as evidence or proof to support an argument

Full Definition of adduce

ad·ducedad·duc·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis

ad·duc·er noun

Examples of adduce

  1. <in support of a 12-month school year, the committee adduced data from other school districts>



Origin of adduce

Middle English, from Latin adducere, literally, to lead to, from ad- + ducere to lead — more at tow


First Known Use: 15th century



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