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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subtract, deduct, take offverb

    make a subtraction

    "subtract this amount from my paycheck"

  2. withhold, deduct, recoupverb

    retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

    "My employer is withholding taxes"

  3. deduce, infer, deduct, deriveverb

    reason by deduction; establish by deduction


  1. deductverb

    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.

    Etymology: From deductus, perfect passive participle of verb deducere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deductverb

    to lead forth or out

    Etymology: [L. deductus, p. p. of deducere to deduct. See Deduce.]

  2. Deductverb

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

    Etymology: [L. deductus, p. p. of deducere to deduct. See Deduce.]

  3. Deductverb

    to reduce; to diminish

    Etymology: [L. deductus, p. p. of deducere to deduct. See Deduce.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deduct in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deduct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deduct in a Sentence

  1. Ron Johnson:

    Right now, the vast majority of pass-throughs will not be able to deduct state and local income taxes, where C Corps [C Corporations] will, i don’t see how that is politically sustainable. It’s certainly not fair. It widens with disparity and puts those pass-through businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

  2. Fran Lebowitz:

    If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract -- teach him to deduct.

  3. Dave Barry, "Sweating Out Taxes":

    All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, because, in the words of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger in a landmark 1979 tax decision: "Where else are you going to read the paper? Outside? What if it rains?"

  4. President Trump:

    That is something that I think will be the sleeper of the bill, you deduct it all in one year as opposed to over many years.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Organisations find no rationale to increase the salary of the employees, but get often reasons to deduct some amount from it under one or the other pretext.

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