Adduce Definition

ə-do͝os, ə-dyo͝os
adduced, adduces, adducing
adduced, adduces, adducing
To cite as an example or means of proof in an argument.
American Heritage
To give as a reason or proof; cite as an example.
Webster's New World
To compile or offer, generally in the context of introducing evidence at trial.
Webster's New World Law
To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege.

Origin of Adduce

  • From Latin adducere, adductum (“to lead or bring to”), from ad- + ducere (“to lead”). See duke, and confer adduct.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin addūcere to bring to ad- ad- dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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