Definition of deduct in English:

deduct

Line breaks: de¦duct
Pronunciation: /dɪˈdʌkt
 
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verb

[with object]
Subtract or take away (an amount or part) from a total: tax has been deducted from the payments
More example sentences
  • An individual donor obtains relief by deducting the amount of the donation from his total income for the tax year in which the gift was made.
  • Once set up, the employer will have little obligation other than to deduct the amount of contribution from each employee.
  • The landlord said he would deduct the amount from the housing deposit.
Synonyms
subtract, take away, take from, take off, withdraw, abstract, remove, debit, dock, discount
informal knock off, minus

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin deduct- 'taken or led away', from the verb deducere. Deduct and deduce were not distinguished in sense until the mid 17th century.

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