verb \ə-ˈdüs also -ˈdyüs\

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


Full Definition of ADDUCE

transitive verb
:  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

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism


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