Part of speech: verb

To infer; conclude.

Part of speech: verb

To trace, as derivation.

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Usage examples "deduce":

  1. From no other book of his, not excepting The Book of Hours, can we deduce so accurate a conception of Rilke's philosophy of Life and Art as we can draw from his comparatively short monograph on Auguste Rodin. - "Poems", Rainer Maria Rilke.
  2. " It is impossible that He will not, sooner or later, deduce the existence of this community. - "The Return", H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire.
  3. You tell me that your grandfather was a farmer, and your father was a farmer, and that you have been a farmer for thirty years; and from these premises you deduce the illogical and irrational conclusion that therefore your son must be a farmer. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.