Sentence: Last week a Dutch-led investigation adduced irrefutable video evidence that Putin’s government not only trucked in the missile system used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines plane flying over Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 civilians onboard, but also returned it to Russia the same night and then engaged in an elaborate cover-up. (Source: www.nytimes.com)
Meaning: To present as an example or means of proof in an argument
How To Remember?
You add various data points to deduce something and provide it as proof to win an argument. Thus, you adduce!
Cite; Instance; Mention; Quote.
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[In the movie “A Few Good Men“, Lt. Daniel Kaffee (played by Tom Cruise) adduces evidence that Col. Nathan R. Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) had violated human rights.]
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