[ US /dɪˈdəkt/ ]
[ UK /dɪdˈʌkt/ ]
  1. retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    My employer is withholding taxes
  2. reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  3. make a subtraction
    subtract this amount from my paycheck
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How To Use deduct In A Sentence

  • In each case the company's contributions are deductible for tax, and income on the investments is free of tax. Principles of Corporate Finance
  • No deduction in pay is made for absence due to illness.
  • Alimony (also called spousal support) is tax deductible to the payor and taxable income to the payee. How To Make Divorce Less Taxing
  • It is best to set out all the circumstances that may lead to a deduction from wages and put these in the documentation you provide to employees. Times, Sunday Times
  • The donation he made was a deductible on his tax form.
  • It's a clever business tactic: Not only is the donation tax-deductible, but participating nonprofits bring in their lists, and shoppers are incentivized to buy, knowing the profits go to worthy causes. Artful Style on the Bowery
  • Interest on offshore savings is paid gross without income tax being deducted. Times, Sunday Times
  • These so-called always deductible expenses usually consist of home mortgage interest and real estate taxes.
  • But Ornish never mentioned its less pleasant side: the plan shifted costs to patients, spiking deductibles and requiring people to pay 20 percent "coinsurance" when they got sick. Media Blog on National Review Online
  • He arrived at the solution by a simple process of deduction.
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