deduct

[ dih-duhkt ]
/ dɪˈdʌkt /

verb (used with object)

to take away, as from a sum or amount: Once you deduct your expenses, there is nothing left.

verb (used without object)

detract; abate (usually followed by from): The rocky soil deducts from the value of his property.

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Origin of deduct

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin dēductus “brought down, withdrawn,” past participle of dēdūcere;see deduce

synonym study for deduct

1. See subtract.

OTHER WORDS FROM deduct

pre·de·duct, verb (used with object)un·de·duct·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deduct

deduce, deduct
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British Dictionary definitions for deduct

deduct
/ (dɪˈdʌkt) /

verb

(tr) to take away or subtract (a number, quantity, part, etc)income tax is deducted from one's wages

Word Origin for deduct

C15: from Latin dēductus, past participle of dēdūcere to deduce
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