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educe Syllabification: e·duce
Pronunciation: /ēˈd(y)o͞os/

Definition of educe in English:


[with object] formal
1Bring out or develop (something latent or potential): out of love obedience is to be educed
More example sentences
  • With his propensity to date openly white women and his apparent delight in beating white fighters, Johnson educed universal disgust among white boxing fans.
1.1Infer (something) from data: more information can be educed from these statistics


Late Middle English: from Latin educere 'lead out', from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + ducere 'to lead'.



Pronunciation: /ēˈd(y)o͞osəb(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The expenses due to the receivables trading are educible.
  • From a user's point of view the protocols differ primarily by the used bandwidths and the respective transfer rates but vary as well regarding educible signs.


Pronunciation: /ēˈdəkSH(ə)n/

Words that rhyme with educe

abstruse, abuse, adduce, Ballets Russes, Belarus, Bruce, burnous, caboose, charlotte russe, conduce, deduce, deuce, diffuse, douce, excuse, goose, induce, introduce, juice, Larousse, loose, luce, misuse, moose, mousse, noose, obtuse, Palouse, produce, profuse, puce, recluse, reduce, Rousse, seduce, sluice, Sousse, spruce, traduce, truce, use, vamoose, Zeus

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