educe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ēdūcere, present active infinitive of ēdūcō (lead out, raise up); from ex- (out, up) + dūcō (lead, pull).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -uːs
  • Hyphenation: e‧duce

Verb[edit]

educe (third-person singular simple present educes, present participle educing, simple past and past participle educed)

  1. (transitive, now rare) To direct the course of (a flow, journey etc.); to lead in a particular direction. [from 15th c.]
  2. (transitive) To infer or deduce (a result, theory etc.) from existing data or premises. [from 16th c.]
  3. (transitive) To draw out or bring forth from some basic or potential state; to elicit, to develop. [from 17th c.]
    • 1790, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men:
      The justice of God may be vindicated by a belief in a future state; but, only by believing that evil is educing good for the individual, and not for an imaginary whole.
  4. (transitive, chemistry) To isolate (a substance) from a compound; to extract. [from 17th c.]
  5. (transitive) To cause or generate; to bring about. [from 19th c.]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

educe

  1. An inference.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

educe

  1. third-person singular present indicative of edurre

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēdūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēdūcō

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

educe

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of educa
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of educa

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

educe

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of educir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of educir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of educir.