Educe E*duce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Educed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Educing}.] [L. educere; e out + ducere to lead. See {Duke}.] To bring or draw out; to cause to appear; to produce against counter agency or influence; to extract; to evolve; as, to educe a form from matter. [1913 Webster]

The eternal art educing good from ill. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

They want to educe and cultivate what is best and noblest in themselves. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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