Definition of deduce
deducibleplay \-ˈd(y)ü-sə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of deduce in a sentence
I can deduce from the simple observation of your behavior that you're trying to hide something from me.
Origin and Etymology of deduce
Middle English, from Latin deducere, literally, to lead away, from de- + ducere to lead — more at tow
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of deduce
DEDUCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deduce for English Language Learners
: to use logic or reason to form (a conclusion or opinion about something) : to decide (something) after thinking about the known facts
DEDUCE Defined for Kids
Definition of deduce for Students
: to figure out by using reason or logic What can we deduce from the evidence?
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