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Borrowing from Latin adducere, adductum(to lead or bring to), from ad- + ducere(to lead). See duke, and confer adduct.

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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.
    • Reasons ... were adduced on both sides. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.
    • Enough could not be adduced to satisfy the purpose of illustration. - Thomas de Quincey.
    • Whoever in discussion adduces authority, uses not reason but memory. - Leonardo da Vinci
    • For I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be adduced, - Charles Darwin

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