Definitions of educe

  1. To bring or draw out; to cause to appear; to produce against counter agency or influence; to extract; to evolve; as, to educe a form from matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To draw out; bring to light. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To lead or draw out: to extract: to cause to appear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. develop or evolve, especially from a latent or potential state Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. To bring or draw out; to extract; to elicit. See Educate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To bring or draw out; to bring to light; to elicit; to develop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for educe

  1. Of course it would require Divine power as much to educe uncounted millions of animalcules at the word of command, as to form real blood, so that no escape from the presence of Deity would be gained by admitting the supposition; but the words of the inspired narrative seem to render it untenable. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse