Definition of "deduce" []

  • To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning. (verb-transitive)
  • To infer from a general principle; reason deductively: deduced from the laws of physics that the new airplane would fly. (verb-transitive)
  • To trace the origin or derivation of. (verb-transitive)
  • To reach (a conclusion about something) by reasoning; conclude (that); infer (verb)

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  • To trace the origin, course, or derivation of (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "deduce" in a sentence
  • "There is thus no reason to automatically deduce from a booklet and label about the moon that the vineyards are farmed biodynamically for they can be organic as well."
  • "Thus the only question left is why should one deduce from a “booklet explaining the phases of the moon” that the product has anything to do with Biodynamics?"
  • "That man has a duty to so domesticate his passions to serve his reason we can deduce from the raw fact that the appetites are a multitude of contradictory desires, as easily able to be inconsistent with surrounding facts of reality as consistent."