Adduce

Adduce: to bring forward, present or offer for consideration.  To cite as evidence.

The defense adduced a to prove the fact.

Adduce comes from the Latin word adduco, meaning, I lead up to. Adduco derives from two Latin words. The preposition ad: to, or toward, and the verb duco: I lead.

“Mark Twain passed on investing in Alexander Bell’s telephone, wrongly adducing that static on the line would mean no one would buy the device.”

– Hubert van der Bergh, in, How to Sound Clever: Mastering the 600 English words you pretend to understand, but don’t.