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infer

in·fer

infer

 
pronunciation:
ihn fuhr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inferred, inferring, infers
definition: to conclude or determine on the basis of evidence or logical premises.
I inferred his motives from the manner in which he made his request.Seeing the large number of books in her room, I inferred that she was an avid reader.
synonyms:
conclude, deduce, derive, determine, draw
similar words:
calculate, conjecture, deduct, figure, gather, guess, judge, reason, reckon, surmise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to derive a conclusion from facts or logical premises; draw an inference.
You won't be given all the information you need directly, so you'll need to infer.
synonyms:
reason
similar words:
calculate, conclude, conjecture, guess, judge, read between the lines, surmise
derivations: inferable (adj.), inferably (adv.), inferrer (n.)
Word Parts
The word infer contains the following part:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic