Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deduct

3 senses of deduct

Sense 1
subtract, deduct, take off -- (make a subtraction; "subtract this amount from my paycheck")
       => calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Sense 2
withhold, deduct, recoup -- (retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes")
       => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 3
deduce, infer, deduct, derive -- (reason by deduction; establish by deduction)
       => reason, reason out, conclude -- (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")

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