Definition of adduce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

adduce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈdjuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈduːs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adduce
BrE BrE//əˈdjuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈduːs//
 
he / she / it adduces
BrE BrE//əˈdjuːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈduːsɪz//
 
past simple adduced
BrE BrE//əˈdjuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈduːst//
 
past participle adduced
BrE BrE//əˈdjuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈduːst//
 
-ing form adducing
BrE BrE//əˈdjuːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈduːsɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] adduce something (formal) to provide evidence, reasons, facts, etc. in order to explain something or to show that something is true synonym cite 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. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin adducere, from ad- ‘towards’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
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