[ 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.


Nearby words

  1. address bar,
  2. addressable,
  3. addressee,
  4. addressing machine,
  5. addressograph,
  6. adducent,
  7. adduct,
  8. adduction,
  9. adductor,
  10. adductor canal

Origin of adduce

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

Related forms
Can be confusedadduce 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 Formsadducent, adjectiveadducible or adduceable, adjectiveadduction (əˈdʌkʃən), noun

Word Origin for adduce

C15: from Latin addūcere to lead or bring to

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Word Origin and History for adduce



early 15c., from Latin adducere "lead to, bring to, bring along," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related: Adduced; adducing.

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