2. Trace the course, descent, or origin of: Based on Rhonda's conversation, Floyd could deduce that she had come from a large family.
Because the officer was able to adduce an explanation for the accident, the judge was able to deduce who was responsible.
"The jury deduced that the accused was not guilty.2. Trace the course, descent, or origin of: From the conversation with the woman, Charles deduced that she had a large family.
3. Coming to a conclusion, often without all the necessary or relevant information, but using what is known in a logical way.
2. To infer by logical reasoning: The medical student stated that he could deduce that the patient had a cold based on his temperature and fever.
3. To conclude from known facts or general principles: The police inspector was able to deduce who was responsible for the accident based on his inspection of the actual scene.
Dewey said, "I deduct from your statement that you are unable to deduce the cause of my friend's illness and I think that it is essential that another specialist must be able to deduce something."