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in·fer

infer

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn fuhr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: infers, inferring, inferred
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.[verb + (that) + clause ] From her sarcastic tone, he inferred that she was not pleased to see him.When the interviewer said she was by far the best applicant for the job, she inferred that she would be given it.[verb + (that) + clause ]
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 from what you observe.
synonyms:
reason
similar words:
calculate, conclude, conjecture, guess, judge, read between the lines, surmise
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derivations: inferable (adj.), inferably (adv.), inferrer (n.)
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