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educe

[ ih-doos, ih-dyoos ]
/ ɪˈdus, ɪˈdyus /
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verb (used with object), e·duced, e·duc·ing.

to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop.
to infer or deduce.

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Origin of educe

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin ēdūcere, equivalent to ē-e-1 + dūcere to lead

OTHER WORDS FROM educe

e·duc·i·ble, adjectiveun·e·duced, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH educe

educable, educible
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British Dictionary definitions for educe

educe
/ (ɪˈdjuːs) /

verb (tr) rare

to evolve or develop, esp from a latent or potential state
to draw out or elicit (information, solutions, etc)

Derived forms of educe

educible, adjectiveeductive (ɪˈdʌktɪv), adjective

Word Origin for educe

C15: from Latin ēdūcere to draw out, from ē- out + dūcere to lead
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