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deduct

Verb

1 make a subtraction [syn: subtract, take off] [ant: add]
2 retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes" [syn: withhold, recoup]
3 reason by deduction; establish by deduction [syn: deduce, infer, derive]

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English

Etymology

From deductus, perfect passive participle of verb deducere, lead from

Verb

  1. To take one thing from another; remove from; make smaller by some amount.
    I will deduct the cost of the can of peas from the money I owe you.

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