- Subtract or take away (an amount or part) from a total: tax has been deducted from the paymentsMore 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.
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.