Cite
 

Meaning of deduct

de•duct

Pronunciation: (di-dukt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to take away, as from a sum or amount: Once you deduct your expenses, there is nothing left.
—v.i.
  1. detract; abate (usually fol. by from): The rocky soil deducts from the value of his property.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: