verb (used with object), deduced, deducing.
to derive as a conclusion from something known or assumed; infer:
From the evidence the detective deduced that the gardener had done it.
to trace the derivation of; trace the course of:
to deduce one’s lineage.
verb (transitive)
(may take a clause as object) to reach (a conclusion about something) by reasoning; conclude (that); infer
(archaic) to trace the origin, course, or derivation of


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