verb (used with object), ad·duced, ad·duc·ing.
- to bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive: to adduce reasons in support of a constitutional amendment.
- (tr) to cite (reasons, examples, etc) as evidence or proof
early 15c., from Latin adducere “lead to, bring to, bring along,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)). Related: Adduced; adducing.