educe early 15c., in the literal sense, from L. educere "to lead out, bring out" (of troops, ships, etc.; see EDUCATE (Cf. educate)). Meaning "to draw a conclusion from data" is from 1837.

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  • educe — educe, evoke, elicit, extract, extort mean to bring or draw out what is hidden, latent, or reserved. Educe usually implies the development and outward manifestation of something potential or latent {Gray, with the qualities of mind and soul of a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Educe — E*duce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Educed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Educing}.] [L. educere; e out + ducere to lead. See {Duke}.] To bring or draw out; to cause to appear; to produce against counter agency or influence; to extract; to evolve; as, to educe a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • educe — I verb bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call forth, deduce, derive, discover, draw, draw forth, draw out, elicit, evoke, evolve, extract, extricate, ferret out, infer, lay open, make obvious, obtain, procure, pull, pull out, secuie, summon …   Law dictionary

  • educe — [v] bring out, elicit come out, conclude, deduce, derive, develop, distill, drag, draw, draw out, evince, evoke, evolve, excogitate, extort, extract, gain, get, infer, milk*, obtain, procure, pull, reason, secure, think out, wrest, wring;… …   New thesaurus

  • educe — [ē do͞os′, ēdyo͞os′] vt. educed, educing [L educere: see EDUCATE] 1. to draw out; elicit 2. to infer from data; deduce SYN. EXTRACT educible adj. eduction [ē duk′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • educe — transitive verb (educed; educing) Etymology: Latin educere to draw out, from e + ducere to lead more at tow Date: 1603 1. to bring out (as something latent) 2. deduce • educible adjective • eduction noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • educe — educible, adj. /i doohs , i dyoohs /, v.t., educed, educing. 1. to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop. 2. to infer or deduce. [1400 50; late ME < L educere, equiv. to e E + ducere to lead] * * * …   Universalium

  • educe — verb a) To draw out or bring out; elicit or evoke b) To infer or deduce …   Wiktionary

  • educe — Synonyms and related words: arouse, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call forth, call out, call up, deduce, derive, distill, drag, drag out, draw, draw forth, draw out, elicit, evince, evoke, evolve, excogitate, extort, extract, gain, get …   Moby Thesaurus

  • educe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. draw forth, bring out, develop, elicit; deduce, infer, evoke. See extraction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. evoke, elicit, extract; see obtain 1 . See Synonym Study at extract . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

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