Simple Definition of deduct
: to take away (something, especially an amount of money) from a total
Examples of deduct in a sentence
You can deduct up to $500 for money given to charity.
<after deducting taxes, what's left is your net pay for the week>
Origin of deduct
Latin deductus, past participle of deducere
First Known Use: 15th century
DEDUCT Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of deduct
: 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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