Ad*duce" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adduced (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Adducing (#).] [L. adducere, adductum, to lead or bring to; ad + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Adduct.]

To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege.

Reasons . . . were adduced on both sides. Macaulay.

Enough could not be adduced to satisfy the purpose of illustration. De Quincey.

Syn. -- To present; allege; advance; cite; quote; assign; urge; name; mention.

 

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