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deduct

[dih-duhkt] /dɪˈdʌkt/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin dēductus brought down, withdrawn, past participle of dēdūcere; see deduce
Related forms
prededuct, verb (used with object)
undeducted, adjective
Can be confused
deduce, deduct.
Synonyms
1. See subtract.
Antonyms
add.
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Examples from the web for deducted
  • The amount generated to the grid is deducted from your power bill each month.
  • Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance.
  • Make your order, and the money is automatically deducted from your linked credit card account.
  • Instead, the toll is wirelessly deducted from an account into which you've already placed money.
  • Specific amounts could be automatically deducted from their salaries and transferred into savings, unless they say otherwise.
  • Two warp drives have been deducted from your credit.
  • They earn grades based on their performance in writing, but points are deducted for missing drafts or spelling errors.
  • When you enroll, you set the total amount for the coming calendar year that you wish to have deducted from your paycheck.
  • It paid her a pitiable amount, further reduced once the cost of a sitter was deducted.
  • In them savings grow tax-free and, as an additional plum, the current year's contributions may be deducted from state taxes.
British Dictionary definitions for deducted

deduct

/dɪˈdʌkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to take away or subtract (a number, quantity, part, etc): income tax is deducted from one's wages
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dēductus, past participle of dēdūcere to deduce
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Word Origin and History for deducted

deduct

v.

early 15c., from Latin deductus, past participle 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. Related: Deducted; deducting.

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