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Adduce vs Deduce vs Deduct

Adduce means to cite as an example of proof in an argument.

  • The attorneys did not try to adduce fresh evidence in the case.

Deduce means to conclude from a rule, principle, or reasoning.

  • Brian deduced from the laws of physics that the plane would fly.

Deduct means to take away from.

  • Some believe too many taxes are deducted from their wages.