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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: deducere 'to lead out', from ducere 'to lead'

deduce

verb
     
de‧duce [transitive] formal
to use the knowledge and information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion about it
deduce that
From her son's age, I deduced that her husband must be at least 60.
deduce from
What did Darwin deduce from the presence of these species?
deducible adjective

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