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adduce, abduce, cite(verb)
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To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part.
If we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate. - Sir T. Browne
To draw a conclusion, especially in metanalysis. Used chiefly in linguistics to refer to the hearer's misunderstanding of the boundary or function of a morphological feature that results in its extension to a new environment and/or function.
Origin: * (1530's) From abduco, formed from ab + duco.
to draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part
Origin: [L. abducere to lead away; ab + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Abduct.]
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