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

 

deduct

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈdʌkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʌkt//
 
[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deduct
BrE BrE//dɪˈdʌkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʌkt//
 
he / she / it deducts
BrE BrE//dɪˈdʌkts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʌkts//
 
past simple deducted
BrE BrE//dɪˈdʌktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʌktɪd//
 
past participle deducted
BrE BrE//dɪˈdʌktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʌktɪd//
 
-ing form deducting
BrE BrE//dɪˈdʌktɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʌktɪŋ//
 
 
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to take away money, points, etc. from a total amount synonym subtract deduct something Ten points will be deducted for a wrong answer. Tax is deducted at source. deduct something from something The cost of your uniform will be deducted from your wages. This amount will be automatically deducted from your salary. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin deduct- ‘taken or led away’, from the verb deducere, from de- ‘down’ + ducere ‘lead’. Deduct and deduce were not distinguished in sense until the mid 17th cent.
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