- to take away, as from a sum or amount: Once you deduct your expenses, there is nothing left.
- detract; abate (usually followed by from): The rocky soil deducts from the value of his property.
Origin of deduct
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Examples from the Web for deduct
Blumenauer proposes to change the law to allow dispensaries to deduct expenses and thus retain more of their earnings.Tax Cuts for Pot Law-Breakers?
September 13, 2013
Or rather, they allowed it, but they wouldn't let you deduct any payments into an already overfunded plan.How the IRS Wrecked Your Pension
May 9, 2013
That's because they can deduct it--and you don't have to pay taxes on it.Our Tax Code is Too Complicated. Here's How to Simplify It.
April 15, 2013
They get that they are permitted under current law to deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney’s Sham Economic Plan
September 25, 2012
Firms can deduct their business investments, and households pay no taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains.A Consumption Tax for Romney
August 23, 2012
Mrs. Crampton had orders to deduct the price of the glass from her wages. 'Doctor Luttrell's First Patient
Rosa Nouchette Carey
You charge them for everything you give them, and deduct that from their wages.A Slave is a Slave
Henry Beam Piper
Deduct from this 384 holidays, and you get 2496 working days during the eight years.India: What can it teach us?
F. Max Mller
To convert into Réaumur, deduct 32, multiply by 4, and divide by 9.How Girls Can Help Their Country
He does it willingly, but the master has power to deduct it from his wages in the name of the Guild.A Tramp's Wallet
- (tr) to take away or subtract (a number, quantity, part, etc)income tax is deducted from one's wages
Word Origin and History for deduct
early 15c., from Latin deductus, past participle of deducere "lead down, bring away;" see deduce, with which it formerly was interchangeable. Technically, deduct refers to taking away portions or amounts; subtract to taking away numbers. Related: Deducted; deducting.