Verb adduce Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


adduce (third-person singular simple present adduces, present participle adducing, simple past and past participle adduced)

  1. (transitive) To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege.

More definition: bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive, to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment.

1. (transitive) to cite (reasons, examples, etc) as evidence or proof Derived Formsadducent, adjectiveadducible, adduceable, adjectiveadduction (əˈdʌkʃən) noun Word OriginC15, from Latin addūcere to lead or bring toCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 15c., from Latin adducere "lead to, bring to, bring along," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related, Adduced; adducing.


He then proceeds to adduce elaborate and sometimes slightly grotesque reasons tending to prove that mathematical knowledge is essential in theology, and closes this section of his work with two comprehensive sketches of geography and astronomy.

3), and a more or less hesitant endorsement by Origen (" if one might adduce the epistle of Jude," In Matt.

All the Greek and Latin heresiologists have included the Manichaeans in their catalogues; but they seldom adduce any independent information regarding them (see Theodoret, Haer.

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