Deduce meaning

dĭ-do͝os', -dyo͝os'
To deduce is defined as to come up with an answer by logic or by putting pieces of information together.

An example of deduce is when police figure out who the killer is by looking at information they obtain.

verb
2
0
To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
verb
1
0
To infer from a general principle; reason deductively.

Deduced from the laws of physics that the new airplane would fly.

verb
1
0
To trace the origin or derivation of.
verb
0
0
To trace the course or derivation of.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To infer by logical reasoning; reason out or conclude from known facts or general principles.
verb
0
0
To reach a conclusion by applying rules of logic to given premises.
verb
0
0

Origin of deduce

Middle English deducen from Latin dēdūcere to lead away or down dē- de- dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots