- to draw out; elicit
- to infer from data; deduce
Origin of educeClassical Latin educere: see educate
transitive verbe·duced, e·duc·ing, e·duc·es
- To draw or bring out; elicit. See Synonyms at evoke.
- To infer or work out from given facts: educe principles from experience.
Origin of educeMiddle English educen, to direct the flow of, from Latin &emacron;d&umacron;cere : &emacron;-, ex-, ex- + d&umacron;cere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present educes, present participle educing, simple past and past participle educed)