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definition: to conclude or determine on the basis of evidence or logical premises.
example: I inferred his motives from the manner in which he made his request.
example: Seeing the large number of books in her room, I inferred that she was an avid reader.
1. to deny or contradict.
example: If a man of science says it is true, who am I to gainsay it?
2. to speak against; oppose.
definition: to say indirectly; suggest.
example: Are you implying that I cheated?
example: She agreed to do it, but her tone implied resentment.
example: When she told him he dropped his candy wrapper, she was implying that he should pick it up.
example: These symptoms may imply a weak heart.
shI bə leth
shI bə lihth
1. a slogan, phrase, or belief that characterizes or is held devotedly by a group.
example: “No new taxes” is now a shibboleth of the Republican Party.
2. a piece of language or a pronunciation that serves as a test of one’s membership in a group.
definition 1: to present for payment or consideration.
example: Your payment is overdue: please render the amount due within ten days.
example: Would anyone else like to render their opinion on this matter?
definition 2: to cause to become; make.
example: He tried to escape, but his broken leg rendered him helpless.
definition 3: to give or offer, especially in order to help or assist.
example: The Red Cross rendered aid to the needy during the emergency.