deduct

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verb de·duct \di-ˈdəkt, dē-\

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

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Origin and Etymology of deduct

Latin deductus, past participle of deducere


DEDUCT Defined for English Language Learners

deduct

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verb

Definition of deduct for English Language Learners

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


DEDUCT Defined for Kids

deduct

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verb de·duct \di-ˈdəkt\

Definition of deduct for Students

deducted

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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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