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deduce

de·duce

deduce

 
pronunciation:
dih dus
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deduced, deduces, deducing
definition 1: to draw (a conclusion) by reasoning from given information or general principles.
From the stale air and the rotting food in the refrigerator, the detective deduced that no one had been living in the apartment for some time.
 
antonyms:
induce
similar words:
conclude, deduct, derive, determine, draw, infer
definition 2: to trace the derivation or origin of.
derivations: deducible (adj.), deducibly (adv.), deducibility (n.)
Word Parts
The word deduce contains the following part:
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along