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ad•duce /əˈdus, əˈdyus/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -duced, -duc•ing. 
  1. to bring forward, as in evidence: Can you adduce any proof of her bad intentions?
See -duc-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ad•duce  (ə do̅o̅s, ə dyo̅o̅s),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -duced, -duc•ing. 
  1. to bring forward in argument or as evidence;
    cite as pertinent or conclusive:to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment.
ad•ducea•ble, ad•duci•ble, adj. 
ad•ducer, n. 
  • Latin addūcere to bring into, equivalent. to ad- ad- + dūcere to lead
  • 1610–20


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

adduce /əˈdjuːs/ vb
  1. (transitive) to cite (reasons, examples, etc) as evidence or proof
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin addūcere to lead or bring to

adˈducent adj adˈducible, adˈduceable adj adduction /əˈdʌkʃən/ n



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