Definition of adduce in English:

adduce

Syllabification: ad·duce
Pronunciation: /əˈd(y)o͞os
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Cite as evidence: a number of factors are adduced to explain the situation
    More example sentences
    • This may occur when an accused adduces sufficient evidence to raise a doubt about his guilt but the jury is not convinced on a balance of probabilities that his account is true.
    • No specific evidence has been adduced in respect of this allegation.
    • A number of proposal forms were adduced in evidence to indicate the areas of concern to yacht insurers.
    Synonyms
    cite, quote, name, mention, instance, point out, refer to; put forward, present, offer, advance, propose, proffer

Derivatives

adducible

adjective
More example sentences
  • This name is placed amongst the exotic surnames because no Celtic or Scandinavian etymology appears to be adducible for it.
  • We are naturally drawn to one passage of Saxon history, both from its interesting character, and the satisfactory evidence adducible for its main outline, - the history of St. Frideswide.
  • There is much to be said on both sides of the argument about whether intercept evidence should be adducible in court; I continue to consider the matter carefully, and will be happy to take advice.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin adducere, from ad- 'toward' + ducere 'to lead'.

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