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.
Recent Examples of deduce from the Web
Dominick allows the cauldron of her terrifying situation to slowly awaken Susy’s awareness of her own personal power — her power to reason and deduce by using all her other senses.
Internet sleuths immediately deduce that Taylor is likely talking about Katy, and Katy tweets this in response:
So, Guy took a negative and and tried to deduce a conclusion.
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Origin and Etymology of deduce
Middle English, from Latin deducere, literally, to lead away, from de- + ducere to lead — more at 1tow
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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