de·​duct | \ di-ˈdəkt How to pronounce deduct (audio) , dē-\
deducted; deducting; deducts

Definition of deduct

transitive verb

1 : to take away (an amount) from a total : subtract
2 : deduce, infer

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Synonyms & Antonyms for deduct


abate, knock off, subtract, take off


add, tack (on)

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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

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However, received 14 yellow cards, which deducted a lot of points., "Watford Fantasy Football: Every Hornets Player’s Price in 2019/20 Game Revealed," 11 July 2019 These calculators, required by federal law, vary in their complexity and accuracy but can give you a rough idea of the bill after possible financial aid is deducted. Liz Weston, Dallas News, "Now is a good time to teach your teen about the cost of college," 10 July 2019 According to a June 28 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jack in the Box expects net proceeds of the refinancing to be about $1.27 billion — after deducting transaction fees. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jack in the Box completes $1.3 billion refinancing," 9 July 2019 Sol Azteca, 1360 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills Score: 82 Critical violations: 2 Sol Azteca was cited for two critical violations that deducted nine points off its score after a June 24 inspection. Howard Koplowitz |,, "The 10 worst restaurant health scores in Jefferson County for June 2019," 2 July 2019 Players had two options: remain ignorant of the lottery results until the end, or pay a fee, deducted from any winnings, to learn the outcome in advance. Sofia Deleniv, Discover Magazine, "When Ignorance Is Bliss," 19 Mar. 2019 Thus the claim is that because taxpayers can deduct only $10,000 in state and local taxes from their federal returns, America is heading for a recession. Rick Scott, WSJ, "Why New Yorkers Flee for Florida," 20 Mar. 2019 In addition, the Kenney administration is proposing increasing the homestead exemption from $30,000 to $45,000, which allows homeowners to deduct the homestead amount from their value for property-tax calculations., "Philly's new property assessments are out - and your tax bill is likely climbing," 7 Apr. 2018 The Internal Revenue Service confirmed Wednesday that homeowners who have made repairs to their failing foundations can deduct the loss on their 2017 tax returns. Kathleen Mcwilliams,, "IRS Confirms Homeowners Can Deduct Foundation Repairs Made In 2017," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of deduct

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for deduct

Latin deductus, past participle of deducere

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The first known use of deduct was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of deduct

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


de·​duct | \ di-ˈdəkt How to pronounce deduct (audio) \
deducted; deducting

Kids Definition of deduct

: to take away an amount of something : subtract

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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