Definitions for: Deduct

[v] reason by deduction; establish by deduction
[v] make a subtraction
[v] retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"

Webster (1913) Definition: De*duct", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deducted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Deducting.] [L. deductus, p. p. of deducere to deduct.
See Deduce.]
1. To lead forth or out. [Obs.]

A people deducted out of the city of Philippos.

2. To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering,
estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with
from or out of.

Deduct what is but vanity, or dress. --Pope.

Two and a half per cent should be deducted out of
the pay of the foreign troops. --Bp. Burnet.

We deduct from the computation of our years that
part of our time which is spent in . . . infancy.

3. To reduce; to diminish. [Obs.] ``Do not deduct it to
days.'' --Massinger.

Synonyms: deduce, derive, infer, recoup, subtract, take off, withhold

Antonyms: add, add together

See Also: calculate, carry back, cipher, compute, conclude, cypher, dock, elicit, extrapolate, figure, hold on, keep, reason, reason out, reckon, surmise, work out

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