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Borrowed from Latin adducere, adductum (“to lead or bring to”), from ad- + ducere (“to lead”). See duke, and compare adduct.
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈd(j)uːs/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈdjuːs/, /əˈdʒuːs/
- Rhymes: -uːs
adduce (third-person singular simple present adduces, present participle adducing, simple past and past participle adduced)
- (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:
- 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:
- 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, unnumbered page:
- 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.
- 2022, China Miéville, chapter 5, in A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto, →OCLC:
- Both the rise and fall of the Stalinist regimes can be adduced against the Manifesto: the former, because what came into being was so inimical to human liberation, the latter because whether one supported or opposed it, it failed.
to bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration
- “adduce”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “adduce”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- “adduce”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
Borrowed from Latin adducere, adductum (“to lead or bring to”).
adduce (third-person singular simple present adduces, present participle adducin, simple past adduced, past participle adduced)
- “adduce, v.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.
- Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.
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