AskDefine | Define adduce

Dictionary Definition

adduce v : advance evidence for [syn: abduce, cite]

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English

Etymology

adducere, adductum, to lead or bring to; ad- + ducere to lead. See Duke, and confer Adduct.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege.
    • Reasons ... were adduced on both sides. - Macaulay.
    • Enough could not be adduced to satisfy the purpose of illustration. - De Quincey.

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Italian

Verb

adduce
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