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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)

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 "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."