adduce, deduce


adduce, deduce
The first of these words means "to cite as evidence that is conclusive or persuasive," "to present as an argument." Adduce is sometimes confused with deduce, which means "to infer," "to derive as a conclusion from something assumed or known." "The speaker adduced three reasons for his actions." "The jury deduced that the accused was not guilty."

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