deduce, infer, deduct, derive(verb)
reason by deduction; establish by deduction
generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer(verb)
draw from specific cases for more general cases
conclude by reasoning; in logic
guess correctly; solve by guessing
"He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
believe to be the case
"I understand you have no previous experience?"
To introduce (a subject) in speaking, writing etc.; to bring in.
To introduce (something) as a reasoned conclusion; to conclude by reasoning or deduction, as from premises or evidence.
To draw a conclusion or inference by reasoning.
To lead to (something) as a consequence; to imply. (Now often considered incorrect, especially with a person as subject.)
Origin: From inferō.
to bring on; to induce; to occasion
to offer, as violence
to bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer
to derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability; to imply; as, I inferred his determination from his silence
to show; to manifest; to prove
Origin: [L. inferre to bring into, bring forward, occasion, infer; pref. in- in + ferre to carry, bring: cf. F. infrer. See 1 st Bear.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-fėr′, v.t. to deduce, to derive, as a consequence: to prove or imply.—v.i. to conclude:—pr.p. infer′ring; pa.p. inferred′.—adjs. Infer′able, Infer′rible, that may be inferred or deduced.—n. In′ference, that which is inferred or deduced: the act of drawing a conclusion from premises, conclusion, consequence.—adj. Inferen′tial, deducible or deduced by inference.—adv. Inferen′tially. [Fr.,—L. inferre—in, into, ferre, to bring.]
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The numerical value of infer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of infer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Extrapolating the Chinese situation to infer that investors favour the periphery over the core is a bit far-fetched.
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
One of the many groups that I spoke to regarding this critical legislation was a group whose views I wholeheartedly condemn, i am very disappointed that anyone would try to infer otherwise for political gain.
Obviously babies can't tell us about their experience of pain and it is difficult to infer pain from visual observations, in fact some people have argued that babies' brains are not developed enough for them to really feel pain... (yet) our study provides the first really strong evidence this is not the case.
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- usoudit, dopadnout, vyvoditCzech
- schlussfolgern, schließenGerman
- συμπεραίνω, υπονοώ, υπαινίσσομαιGreek
- inferir, argüirSpanish
- kikövetkeztet, dedukálHungarian
- dedurre, concludere, inferire, infliggere, implicareItalian
- anta, tenke, utlede, konkludere, slutte, spekulereNorwegian
- wnioskować, dedukowaćPolish
- motiva, deduce, concluziona, infera, conchideRomanian
- заключить, [[делать]] [[вывод]], заключать, [[сделать]] [[вывод]]Russian
- sluta sig tillSwedish
- anlamına gelmek, manasına gelmek, anlam çıkarmak, anlamak, mana çıkarmak, sonucunu çıkarmakTurkish
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