ad·duce (ə-ds, ə-dys)
tr.v. ad·duced, ad·duc·ing, ad·duc·es
To cite as an example or means of proof in an argument.
[Latin addūcere, to bring to : ad-, ad- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ad·ducea·ble, ad·duci·ble adj.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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