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deduct

[dih-duhkt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to take away, as from a sum or amount: Once you deduct your expenses, there is nothing left.
verb (used without object)
2.
detract; abate (usually followed by from ): The rocky soil deducts from the value of his property.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dēductus brought down, withdrawn, past participle of dēdūcere; see deduce

prededuct, verb (used with object)
undeducted, adjective

deduce, deduct.


1. See subtract.


add.
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deduct (dɪˈdʌkt)
 
vb
(tr) to take away or subtract (a number, quantity, part, etc): income tax is deducted from one's wages
 
[C15: from Latin dēductus, past participle of dēdūcere to deduce]

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deduct
early 15c., from L. deductus, pp. of deducere "lead down, bring away;" see deduce, with which it formerly was interchangeable. Technically, deduct refers to taking away portions or amounts; subtract to taking away numbers.
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