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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 adduced
  • Instead, many intellectuals maintained, facts depend on the perspective from which are adduced.
  • Within the evidence adduced, close observance of details may optimize the edition in five or six cases.
  • Nothing you or anyone else has adduced here suggests that.
  • The judicial officer shall make his determination upon the evidence adduced at the hearing.
  • To begin with, this argument was supported by evidence adduced at trial or by reasonable inferences flowing from the evidence.
  • The following facts are found based upon the evidence adduced at the hearing.
British Dictionary definitions for adduced


(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 adduced



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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