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Deduce


DEDUCE, verb transitive [Latin To lead, bring or draw.]

1. To draw from; to bring from.

O goddess, say, shall I deduce my rhymes

From the dire nation in its early times?

2. To draw from, in reasoning; to gather a truth, opinion or proposition from premises; to infer something from what precedes.

Reasoning is nothing but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles already known.

3. To deduct.

4. To transplant.