infer definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To conclude from research or premises.
    • To reason from situation; surmise: we are able to infer that their motive in posting the journal was less than honorable.
    • To lead to as a consequence or conclusion: "Socrates argued that a statue inferred the presence of a sculptor” ( Academy).
    • To hint; imply.
    • to carry in; to induce; to event.
    • available, as physical violence.
    • To bring ahead, or use since a quarrel; to adduce; to allege; available.
    • To derive by deduction or by induction; to summarize or surmise from details or premises; to simply accept or derive, as a result, summary, or likelihood.
    • to demonstrate; to manifest; to prove.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To draw inferences.
  • verb:
    • showing; to manifest; to show.
    • draw from certain cases for lots more general instances
    • explanation by deduction; establish by deduction
    • estimate correctly; solve by guessing
    • conclude by reasoning; in reasoning
    • believe to be the actual situation
  • others:
    • to carry in, on, or about; lead forward or advance; adduce.
    • To form as a viewpoint or belief in result of something different observed or thought; derive as a fact or outcome, by reasoning of any sort; accept from proof or premises; conclude.
    • To bear presumption or proof of; imply.
    • To conclude; reach a conclusion by reasoning.

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