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Definition of deduce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deduce
    he / she / it deduces
    past simple deduced
    -ing form deducing
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  1. 1to form an opinion about something based on the information or evidence that is available synonym infer
  2. 2 deduce something (from something) We can deduce a lot from what people choose to buy. deduce (from something) that, what, how, etc… Can we deduce from your silence that you do not approve? see also deduction
adjective The answer is deducible from the evidence available.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deduce