[ uh-doos, uh-dyoos ]
/ əˈdus, əˈdyus /

verb (used with object), ad·duced, ad·duc·ing.

to bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive: to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment.

Origin of adduce

1610–20; < Latin addūcere to bring into, equivalent to ad- ad- + dūcere to lead

Related forms

Can be confused

adduce deduce induce Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for adduce


/ (əˈdjuːs) /


(tr) to cite (reasons, examples, etc) as evidence or proof

Derived Forms

adducent, adjectiveadducible or adduceable, adjectiveadduction (əˈdʌkʃən), noun

Word Origin for adduce

C15: from Latin addūcere to lead or bring to
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