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Meaning of DEDUCT

Pronunciation:  di'dukt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  2. [v]  make a subtraction
  3. [v]  retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"

DEDUCT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: deduce, derive, infer, recoup, subtract, take off, withhold
 Antonyms: add, add together
 See Also: calculate, carry back, cipher, compute, conclude, cypher, dock, elicit, extrapolate, figure, hold on, keep, reason, reason out, reckon, surmise, work out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*duct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deducted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Deducting}.] [L. deductus, p. p. of deducere to deduct.
See {Deduce}.]
1. To lead forth or out. [Obs.]

         A people deducted out of the city of Philippos.

2. To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering,
   estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with
   from or out of.

         Deduct what is but vanity, or dress.  --Pope.

         Two and a half per cent should be deducted out of
         the pay of the foreign troops.        --Bp. Burnet.

         We deduct from the computation of our years that
         part of our time which is spent in . . . infancy.

3. To reduce; to diminish. [Obs.] ``Do not deduct it to
   days.'' --Massinger.

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