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abduce (v.)

"to draw away" by persuasion or argument, 1530s, from Latin abductus, past participle of abducere "to lead away, take away," also in figurative senses, from ab "off, away from" (see ab-) + ducere "to lead" (from PIE root *deuk- "to lead"). Related: Abduced; abducing.

Origin and meaning of abduce

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Definitions of abduce from WordNet

abduce (v.)
advance evidence for;
Synonyms: adduce / cite
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