verb (used with object), de·duced, de·duc·ing.
- deductible clause,
- deduction theorem
Origin of deduce
Examples from the Web for deduce
A shriek of glee briefly broke out across the Web as inquiring minds tried to deduce who was the lucky lady.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From this it was possible to deduce that the airplane hit the ocean whole, and at what speed.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation|Clive Irving|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, we are left to deduce the content of her letters to him from his responses to her.
They want the jury to deduce that it was a sort of habitual foreplay employed by the popular coach.Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Three: The Defense Gets Steamrolled|Diane Dimond|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce.Patricia Cornwell Talks New Book, 'Red Mist,' Forensics, and Angelina Jolie|Janice Kaplan|December 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
What may we deduce from this wonderful increase of devotion to the Immaculate Mary?The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
From so vast a history we may hope to deduce some of the great laws of true success in life.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
The philosophy of the Idée is thus a way of looking at things; to explain them or deduce them is beyond its reach.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
It is futile to deduce the name from the Libertines of Acts vi.
After this orientation and location of position, one can deduce from the map everything there is to know in regard to directions.
Word Origin for deduce
early 15c., from Latin deducere "lead down, derive" (in Medieval Latin, "infer logically"), from de- "down" (see de-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Originally literal; sense of "draw a conclusion from something already known" is first recorded 1520s, from Medieval Latin. Related: Deduced; deducing.