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de·duct

deduct

 
 
pronunciation:
dih duhkt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deducts, deducting, deducted
definition: to subtract from another amount or sum.
My father deducted the cost of the broken window from my allowance.
synonyms:
subtract, take
antonyms:
add
similar words:
discount
Word Builder: deduct +
  • deductible:
    able to be deducted on a tax return.
  • deduction:
    something that is deducted on a tax return.
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The word deduct contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along