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Meaning of EDUCE

Pronunciation:  i'doos

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  develop or evolve, esp. from a latent or potential state
  2. [v]  deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

EDUCE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: derive, draw out, elicit, evoke, extract
 See Also: construe, create, etymologise, etymologize, interpret, make, see



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*duce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Educed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Educing}.] [L. educere; e out + ducere to lead. See {Duke}.]
To bring or draw out; to cause to appear; to produce against
counter agency or influence; to extract; to evolve; as, to
educe a form from matter.

      The eternal art educing good from ill.   --Pope.

      They want to educe and cultivate what is best and
      noblest in themselves.                   --M. Arnold.

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