transitive verb-·duced′, -·duc′ing
- 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 ēdūcere ē-, ex- ex- dūcere to lead ; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present educes, present participle educing, simple past and past participle educed)