educe

verb \ i-ˈdüs also -ˈdyüs \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of educe

educed; educing
1 : to bring out (something, such as something latent)
2 : deduce

educible

play \i-ˈdü-sə-bəl also -ˈdyü-\ adjective

eduction

play \i-ˈdək-shən\ noun

Examples of educe in a Sentence

  1. the gift of a puppy finally educed a response from the shy boy

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Origin and Etymology of educe

Latin educere to draw out, from e- + ducere to lead — more at 1tow

Synonym Discussion of educe

educe, evoke, elicit, extract, extort mean to draw out something hidden, latent, or reserved. educe implies the bringing out of something potential or latent.
    • educed order out of chaos
evoke implies a strong stimulus that arouses an emotion or an interest or recalls an image or memory.
    • a song that evokes warm memories
elicit usually implies some effort or skill in drawing forth a response.
    • careful questioning elicited the truth
extract implies the use of force or pressure in obtaining answers or information.
    • extracted a confession from him
extort suggests a wringing or wresting from one who resists strongly.
    • extorted their cooperation by threatening to inform

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