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deduct

de·duct

deduct

 
 
pronunciation:
dih duhkt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deducted, deducting, deducts
definition 1: to subtract (an amount or a part) from another amount or sum.
synonyms:
subtract, take
antonyms:
add
similar words:
discount, dock
definition 2: to draw (a conclusion) by deduction; deduce.
synonyms:
conclude, deduce, derive, gather, infer
antonyms:
induce
similar words:
determine, figure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to lessen, diminish, or detract (usu. fol. by from).
The nearby landfill deducts from their property's value.
synonyms:
decrease, detract from, diminish, lessen, lower
antonyms:
add
similar words:
devalue, reduce
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  • deductible:
    able to be deducted on a tax return.
  • deduction:
    something that is deducted on a tax return.
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