from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To draw or bring out; elicit. See Synonyms at evoke.
- transitive v. To assume or work out from given facts; deduce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To draw out or bring out; elicit or evoke
- v. To infer or deduce.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring or draw out; to cause to appear; to produce against counter agency or influence; to extract; to evolve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To draw out; extract, in a literal or physical sense.
- To lead or bring out; cause to appear or be manifested; bring into view or operation; evoke.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
- v. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
Middle English educen, to direct the flow of, from Latin ēdūcere : ē-, ex-, ex- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)