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 (ĭ-do͞os′, ĭ-dyo͞os′)
tr.v. e·duced, e·duc·ing, e·duc·es
1. To draw or bring out; elicit. See Synonyms at evoke.
2. To infer or work out from given facts: educe principles from experience.

[Middle English educen, to direct the flow of, from Latin ēdūcere : ē-, ex-, ex- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

e·duc′i·ble adj.
e·duc′tion (ĭ-dŭk′shən) n.


vb (tr)
1. to evolve or develop, esp from a latent or potential state
2. to draw out or elicit (information, solutions, etc)
[C15: from Latin ēdūcere to draw out, from ē- out + dūcere to lead]
eˈducible adj
eductive adj


(ɪˈdus, ɪˈdyus)

v.t. e•duced, e•duc•ing.
1. to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop.
2. to infer or deduce.
[1400–50; < Latin ēdūcere=ē- e- + dūcere to lead]
e•duc′i•ble, adj.
e•duc•tion (ɪˈdʌk ʃən) n.
e•duc′tor, n.


Past participle: educed
Gerund: educing

I educe
you educe
he/she/it educes
we educe
you educe
they educe
I educed
you educed
he/she/it educed
we educed
you educed
they educed
Present Continuous
I am educing
you are educing
he/she/it is educing
we are educing
you are educing
they are educing
Present Perfect
I have educed
you have educed
he/she/it has educed
we have educed
you have educed
they have educed
Past Continuous
I was educing
you were educing
he/she/it was educing
we were educing
you were educing
they were educing
Past Perfect
I had educed
you had educed
he/she/it had educed
we had educed
you had educed
they had educed
I will educe
you will educe
he/she/it will educe
we will educe
you will educe
they will educe
Future Perfect
I will have educed
you will have educed
he/she/it will have educed
we will have educed
you will have educed
they will have educed
Future Continuous
I will be educing
you will be educing
he/she/it will be educing
we will be educing
you will be educing
they will be educing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been educing
you have been educing
he/she/it has been educing
we have been educing
you have been educing
they have been educing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been educing
you will have been educing
he/she/it will have been educing
we will have been educing
you will have been educing
they will have been educing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been educing
you had been educing
he/she/it had been educing
we had been educing
you had been educing
they had been educing
I would educe
you would educe
he/she/it would educe
we would educe
you would educe
they would educe
Past Conditional
I would have educed
you would have educed
he/she/it would have educed
we would have educed
you would have educed
they would have educed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.educe - deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
2.educe - develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
etymologise, etymologize - give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word); "The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly"; "Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"


1. To call forth or bring out (something latent, hidden, or unexpressed):
2. To arrive at through reasoning:


[ɪˈdjuːs] VTeducir, sacar


vt (form)ableiten (from sth von etw), entlocken (from sb jdm)
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