Definition of deduct in English:

deduct

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Subtract or take away (an amount or part) from a total.

    ‘tax has been deducted from the payments’
    • ‘You simply deduct the amount from your income on your tax return and, added bonus, it's at your highest rate of tax.’
    • ‘Any severance already paid to the workers will be deducted from that amount, the judge ruled.’
    • ‘The amounts deducted each year are quite small so it is a nuisance having to keep reclaiming them from Inland Revenue.’
    • ‘Essentially those companies allow me to authorise them to deduct the amount of my bill every month.’
    • ‘Every pay period Caminus deducts an amount, designated by the employees, from their post-tax paycheck.’
    • ‘You can deduct the amount of any business loss against your other income.’
    • ‘An individual donor obtains relief by deducting the amount of the donation from his total income for the tax year in which the gift was made.’
    • ‘When they pull a bottle from the cellar, they can deduct the amount from the log to keep inventory accurate.’
    • ‘The position of the wife is that the husband should not be entitled to deduct this amount.’
    • ‘Because the deal was that I'd pay for your tickets at this end and then deduct the total sum from the first prize, before sending it on.’
    • ‘But life insurance and pension payments will be deducted from the amounts awarded.’
    • ‘The salary amount cannot be deducted from or added to because of actual hours worked.’
    • ‘Then in turn, after receiving your food at the stalls, they run your card through a ‘smart’ card reader which prints out a receipt and deducts the amount from your initial value, just the same way as a phone card works.’
    • ‘Once set up, the employer will have little obligation other than to deduct the amount of contribution from each employee.’
    • ‘The landlord said he would deduct the amount from the housing deposit.’
    • ‘On return, they return the cost amount of the book deducting the reading charges.’
    • ‘This overestimation means many taxpayers are able to deduct amounts that are actually private expenses.’
    • ‘The Contractor shall then be entitled to receive only such sum or sums (if any) as the Engineer may certify would have been due to him upon due completion by him after deducting the said amount.’
    • ‘You can deduct the actual amount of your sales taxes, which means holding on to sales receipts in case of an audit.’
    • ‘It is not a charitable donation, the money the zoo's receiving will be deducted from the final amount it gets for the land.’
    subtract, take away, take from, take off, withdraw, abstract, remove, debit, dock, discount
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin deduct- ‘taken or led away’, from the verb deducere. Deduct and deduce were not distinguished in sense until the mid 17th century.

Pronunciation

deduct

/dɪˈdʌkt/