- 1to provide evidence, reasons, facts, etc. in order to explain something or to show that something is true synonym cite
- 2 Several factors have been adduced to explain the fall in the birth rate. The defending lawyer was able to adduce evidence of his client's innocence.
NAmE//əˈdus//[often passive]adduce something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adduce
he / she / it adduces
past simple adduced
-ing form adducing