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Definition of "educe" [e•duce]

  • To draw or bring out; elicit. See Synonyms at evoke. (verb-transitive)
  • To assume or work out from given facts; deduce. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "educe" in a sentence
  • "However, my experience in the MFA had more to do with the part of education that shares a common root with the word "educe" - that is, I felt my true writerly self coaxed out from within."
  • "Fortunately, through the unique grace of this program, we have been educated in the truest sense of that word, which shares a common root with the word "educe" - that is, we have had our writerly selves evoked from within."
  • "One manufacturer, GoFit LLC, plans to introduce a contoured version this fall to r educe strain."