Definition of educe in English:


Pronunciation /ēˈd(y)o͞os/ /iˈd(j)us/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1formal Bring out or develop (something latent or potential)

    ‘out of love obedience is to be educed’
    • ‘With his propensity to date openly white women and his apparent delight in beating white fighters, Johnson educed universal disgust among white boxing fans.’
    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, suggest
    1. 1.1Infer (something) from data.
      • ‘more information can be educed from these statistics’
      deduce, infer, conclude, derive, gather, glean


Late Middle English from Latin educere ‘lead out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + ducere ‘to lead’.