- 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
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