adduce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v adduce advance evidence for
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Adduce 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.""Enough could not be adduced to satisfy the purpose of illustration."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adduce To bring forward, present, or offer; advance; cite; name or instance as authority or evidence for what one advances.
    • adduce Synonyms Adduce, Allege, Assign, Advance, Offer, Cite. Offer and assign are the least forcible of these words. To offer is simply to present for acceptance. We may offer a plea, an apology, or an excuse, but it may not be accepted. We may assign a reason, but it may not be the real or only reason which might be given by us. We may advance an opinion or a theory, and may cite authorities in support of it Allege is the most positive of all these words. To allege is to make an unsupported statement regarding something; to adduce, on the other hand, is to bring forward proofs or evidence in support of some statement or proposition already made: as, he alleged that he had been robbed by A. B., but adduced no proof in support of his allegation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Adduce ad-dūs′ to bring forward: to cite or quote
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adducere, adductum, to lead or bring to; ad, + ducere, to lead. See Duke, and cf. Adduct
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. adducĕread, to, and duc˘ere, to bring.

Usage

In literature:

So far as the experiments in England and Scotland may be adduced, one cwt.
"Guano" by Solon Robinson
Many reasons have been adduced to explain why people do not go to church as much as they once did.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
In support of these views, Mr. Adams adduced the opinions of writers on national law.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Five cases of the tyranny of the majority, that had been adduced by Mr.
"The Arena" by Various
To support this view he adduced the fact that the vertebral divisions (primitive vertebrae) visible in the trunk do not extend into the head.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
And I will venture, in conclusion, to adduce one more proof of the justice of a lenient verdict.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
He adduces his own Edition of Bacon as a sample of their mismanagement, in respect of too bulky Volumes, etc.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
I have not put in a single tithe of the evidence which I might adduce to prove my case.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864" by Various
Various texts of the Quran are adduced to prove the correctness of this position.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
They began adducing arguments in support of Trask's thesis.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
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In news:

In the emerging postmortems on the Romney campaign, many reasons are being adduced for his defeat, but one point is generally consistently acknowledged–the Republicans paid a heavy price for alienating Latino voters.
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In science:

At time t∗ the universe will have expanded to the volume size V (r∗ ) = 4π(r∗ )3/3 so that it will then contain mass of amount σG (r∗ )V (r∗ ) = MU (t∗ ) as given by equation (6.4). A similar argument could be adduced for more geometrically exotic container spaces.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
H close to superconductive transit ion In section 5 the values of the upper crit ical field T= are adduced.
The microscopic theory of the upper critical field Hc2 in two-band systems in the magnetic field directed parallel and perpendicular to the plane (ab). Application to MgB2
Adduced results complete and essentially generalize recent works on the sub ject . A number of new interesting nonlinear invariant models which have non–trivial invariance algebras are obtained.
Preliminary group classification for generalized inviscid Burger's equation
It is interesting to adduce some of these results.
Ferroelectromagnets. Fifty years after discovery
Our second result relates the annihilator to the sequence of adduced representations, as defined in this setting by one of the authors.
Annihilator varieties, highest derivatives, Whittaker functionals, and rank for unitary representations of GL(n,R)
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