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A.Word.A.Day--adduce

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adduce (uh-DOOS, uh-DYOOS) verb tr.

To offer as evidence; to offer something as proof.

[From Latin adducere (to bring forward), from ad- (towards) + ducere (to lead), Ultimately from Indo-European root deuk- (to lead) that led to other words such as duke, conduct, educate, duct, wanton, and tug.]

See more usage examples of adduce in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Before passing judgement, Phumaphi told the accused that evidence adduced in court linked him to the murders." Mogomotsi Moloi; Man Convicted For Double Murder; Mmegi (Gaborone, Botswana); Apr 19, 2005.

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