educe

verb
\i-ˈdüs also -ˈdyüs \
educed; educing

Definition of educe 

transitive verb

1 : to bring out (something, such as something latent)

2 : deduce

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Other Words from educe

educible \i-​ˈdü-​sə-​bəl also -​ˈdyü-​ \ adjective
eduction \i-​ˈdək-​shən \ noun

Synonyms for educe

Synonyms

elicit, evoke, inspire, raise

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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

Examples of educe in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of educe

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for educe

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

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Dictionary Entries near educe

educative

educator

educatory

educe

educt

eductive

eductor

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The first known use of educe was in 1603

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