Definition for DE-DUCE'

DE-DUCE', v.t. [L. deduco; de and duco, to lead, bring or draw. The L. duco is the Sax. teogan, teon, Eng. to tug, to tow, G. ziehen; hence L. dux, Eng. duke. See Duke. Class Dg, No. 5, 12, 15, 37, 62, 64.]

  1. To draw from; to bring from. O goddess, say, shall I deduce my rhymes / From the dire nation in its early times? – Pope.
  2. To draw from, in reasoning; to gather a truth, opinion or proposition from premises; to infer something from what precedes. Reasoning is nothing but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles already known. – Locke.
  3. To deduct. [Not in use.] – B. Jonson.
  4. To transplant. [Not in use.] – Selden.

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