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Apr 26, 2005
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Verbs

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temporize
adduce
perpend
animadvert
palter

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adduce

(uh-DOOS, uh-DYOOS) Pronunciation

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.]

"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.

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

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I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, and of the bitter effects of staying at home with all the narrow prejudices of an Islander, that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us. -Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)

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