[syn: derive, educe]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
The eternal art educing good from ill. --Pope.
They want to educe and cultivate what is best and
noblest in themselves. --M. Arnold.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out
some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
[syn: educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out]
2: develop or evolve from a latent or potential state [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "educe":
arouse, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call forth,
call out, call up, deduce, derive, distill, drag, drag out, draw,
draw forth, draw out, elicit, evince, evoke, evolve, excogitate,
extort, extract, gain, get, get from, get out of, induce, milk,
obtain, procure, pull, reason out, rouse, secure, stimulate,
summon forth, summon up, think out, wangle, wangle out of,
winkle out, worm out, worm out of, wrest, wring