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adduce

ad·duce

adduce

pronunciation:
dus
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adduced, adduces, adducing
definition: to cite as evidence or proof; bring to bear in argument or discussion.
similar words:
cite, quote
derivations: adducible (adj.), adducer (n.)
Word Parts
The word adduce contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along