adduce[ə do̵̅o̅s′, -dyo̵̅o̅s′]
- The definition of adduce is to show something as a means of proof.
To submit forensic evidence in court is an example of adduce.
transitive verbad·duced, ad·duc·ing, ad·duc·es
To cite as an example or means of proof in an argument.
Origin of adduceLatin addūcere, to bring to : ad-, ad- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
- ad·duce′a·ble, ad·duc′i·ble
(third-person singular simple present adduces, present participle adducing, simple past and past participle adduced)
- 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. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- Enough could not be adduced to satisfy the purpose of illustration. - Thomas de Quincey.
- Whoever in discussion adduces authority, uses not reason but memory. - Leonardo da Vinci
- For I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be adduced, - Charles Robert Darwin
adduce - Legal Definition
To compile or offer, generally in the context of introducing evidence at trial.