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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′tion (ĭ-dŭk′shən) n.
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]
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•tion (ɪˈdʌk ʃən) n.
Past participle: educed
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|Verb||1.||educe - deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"|
|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"