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Definition of "deduct" []

  • To take away (a quantity) from another; subtract. (verb-transitive)
  • To derive by deduction; deduce. (verb-transitive)
  • To take away a desirable part: Poor plumbing deducts from the value of the house. (verb-intransitive)

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 "deduct" in a sentence
  • "Clicking to download again will transfer songs to your Ubuntu One personal cloud again and will deduct from the downloads remaining."
  • "If you must make these comparisons, please include ALL comparable expenses on the private education side and deduct from the public education side all of the expenses related to students that the private schools would either not accept or not retain."
  • "The longer you own, the more you can deduct from the tax."