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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-doos, uh-dyoos]
    • /əˈdus, əˈdyus/
    • /əˈdjuːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-doos, uh-dyoos]
    • /əˈdus, əˈdyus/

Definitions of adduce word

  • verb adduce If you adduce something such as a fact or reason, you mention it in order to support an argument. 3
  • verb adduce to cite (reasons, examples, etc) as evidence or proof 3
  • verb transitive adduce to give as a reason or proof; cite as an example 3
  • verb with object adduce to bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive: to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment. 1
  • noun adduce Cite as evidence. 1
  • transitive verb adduce put forward, cite 1

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Origin of adduce

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20; < Latin addūcere to bring into, equivalent to ad- ad- + dūcere to lead

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Parts of speech for Adduce


adduce popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adduce

verb adduce

  • illustrate — to furnish (a book, magazine, etc.) with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended for explanation, elucidation, or adornment.
  • prove — to establish the truth or genuineness of, as by evidence or argument: to prove one's claim.
  • cite — If you cite something, you quote it or mention it, especially as an example or proof of what you are saying.
  • show — to cause or allow to be seen; exhibit; display.
  • point out — a sharp or tapering end, as of a dagger.

Antonyms for adduce

verb adduce

  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.

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