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adduce

[uh-doos, uh-dyoos] /əˈdus, əˈdyus/
verb (used with object), adduced, adducing.
1.
to bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive:
to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment.
Origin
1610-1620
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.
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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

adduce

/əˈdjuːs/
verb
1.
(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
v.

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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