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1Bring out or develop (something latent or potential)‘out of love obedience is to be educed’
bring to mind, call to mind, put one in mind of, call up, conjure up, summon up, summon, invoke, give rise to, bring forth, elicit, induce, kindle, stimulate, stir up, awaken, arouse, excite, raise, suggestView synonyms
- ‘With his propensity to date openly white women and his apparent delight in beating white fighters, Johnson educed universal disgust among white boxing fans.’
- 1.1 Infer (something) from data.‘more information can be educed from these statistics’deduce, infer, conclude, derive, gather, gleanView synonyms
Late Middle English: from Latin educere ‘lead out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
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