From ad- (“to, towards, near”) + dūcō (“lead”).
addūcō (present infinitive addūcere, perfect active addūxī, supine adductum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative
- I lead, bring, draw or convey to or to oneself
- I prompt, induce, persuade, move
- (of the body) I wrinkle, contract, shrink
- adduco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- adduco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v. “adduco”.
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to tighten the reins: habenas adducere
- to place some one in an embarrassing position: in angustias adducere aliquem
- to finish, complete, fulfil, accomplish a thing: ad finem aliquid adducere
- to be induced by a consideration: adduci aliqua re (ad aliquid or ut...)
- to endanger, imperil a person or thing: aliquem, aliquid in periculum (discrimen) adducere, vocare
- to induce a person to think that..: aliquem ad eam cogitationem adducere ut
- to win a man over to one's own way of thinking: aliquem ad suam sententiam perducere or in suam sententiam adducere
- I cannot make myself believe that..: non possum adduci, ut (credam)
- to make a person forget a thing: aliquem in oblivionem alicuius rei adducere (pass. in oblivionem venire)
- to be forgotten, pass into oblivion: in oblivionem adduci
- to make a thing the subject of controversy: in controversiam vocare, adducere aliquid
- to be contested, become the subject of debate: in controversiam vocari, adduci, venire (De Or. 2. 72. 291)
- to be plunged into the depths of despair: ad (summam) desperationem pervenire, adduci (B. C. 2. 42)
- to conceive a hope: in spem venire, ingredi, adduci
- to inspire some one with the most brilliant hopes: in maximam spem aliquem adducere (Att. 2. 22. 3)
- to rouse a person's expectation, curiosity to the highest pitch: aliquem in summam exspectationem adducere (Tusc. 1. 17. 39)
- to arouse feelings of compassion in some one: ad misericordiam aliquem allicere, adducere, inducere
- to make a person suspected: aliquem in suspicionem adducere (alicui), aliquem suspectum reddere
- to make a person odious, unpopular: in invidiam adducere aliquem
- to bring some one back to his senses: ad sanitatem adducere, revocare aliquem
- to be reduced to extreme financial embarrassment: in maximas angustias (pecuniae) adduci
- an interregnum ensues: res ad interregnum venit or adducitur
- to advance on..: exercitum admovere, adducere ad...
- to completely annihilate a nation: gentem ad internecionem redigere or adducere (B. G. 2. 28)