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- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈd(j)uːs/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈdjuːs/, /əˈdʒuːs/
- Rhymes: -uːs
- (transitive) To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 12, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- Reasons […] were adduced on both sides.
- 1840, Thomas de Quincey, "Style" (published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, July 1840
- Enough could not be adduced to satisfy the purpose of illustration.
- 1859 November 24, Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, […], London: John Murray, […], OCLC 1029641431:
- For I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be adduced, […]
- 1962 October, “New Reading on Railways: London Railways. By Edwin Course. Batsford. 35s.”, in Modern Railways, page unnumbered:
- But he adduces many recent facts, such as the overhead wiring in 1959 for electric working of the ex-S.E.R. Angerstein's Wharf branch.
to bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration
- adduce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “adduce”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- “adduce”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.