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deduct

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verb de·duct \di-ˈdəkt, dē-\

Simple Definition of deduct

  • : to take away (something, especially an amount of money) from a total

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deduct

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take away (an amount) from a total :  subtract

  3. 2 :  deduce, infer

Examples of deduct in a sentence

  1. You can deduct up to $500 for money given to charity.

  2. <after deducting taxes, what's left is your net pay for the week>



Origin and Etymology of deduct

Latin deductus, past participle of deducere


First Known Use: 15th century


DEDUCT Defined for Kids

deduct

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verb de·duct \di-ˈdəkt\

Definition of deduct for Students

deducted

deducting

  1. :  to take away an amount of something :  subtract




Law Dictionary

deduct

transitive verb de·duct

Legal Definition of deduct

  1. :  to take away (an amount) from a total; specifically :  to take as a deduction <must be capitalized…rather than immediately deducted — D. Q. Posin> — compare amortize





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