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[uh-doos, uh-dyoos] /əˈdus, əˈdyus/
verb (used with object), adduced, adducing.
to bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive:
to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment.
1610-20; < Latin addūcere to bring into, equivalent to ad- ad- + dūcere to lead
Related forms
adduceable, adducible, adjective
adducer, noun
unadduceable, adjective
unadduced, adjective
unadducible, adjective
Can be confused
adduce, deduce, induce. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for adduce
  • The burden of proof shall be on the state to adduce the evidence.
  • The burden of proof shall be on the state to adduce such evidence.
  • At each of the hearings, it was represented by counsel and given the opportunity to adduce evidence, none of which was excluded.
British Dictionary definitions for adduce


(transitive) to cite (reasons, examples, etc) as evidence or proof
Derived Forms
adducent, adjective
adducible, adduceable, adjective
adduction (əˈdʌkʃən) noun
Word Origin
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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