What does infer mean?

Definitions for inferɪnˈfɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word infer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deduce, infer, deduct, derive(verb)

    reason by deduction; establish by deduction

  2. generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer(verb)

    draw from specific cases for more general cases

  3. deduce, infer(verb)

    conclude by reasoning; in logic

  4. guess, infer(verb)

    guess correctly; solve by guessing

    "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

  5. understand, infer(verb)

    believe to be the case

    "I understand you have no previous experience?"


  1. infer(Verb)

    To introduce (a subject) in speaking, writing etc.; to bring in.

  2. infer(Verb)

    To introduce (something) as a reasoned conclusion; to conclude by reasoning or deduction, as from premises or evidence.

  3. infer(Verb)

    To draw a conclusion or inference by reasoning.

  4. infer(Verb)

    To lead to (something) as a consequence; to imply. (Now often considered incorrect, especially with a person as subject.)

  5. Origin: From inferō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infer(verb)

    to bring on; to induce; to occasion

  2. Infer(verb)

    to offer, as violence

  3. Infer(verb)

    to bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer

  4. Infer(verb)

    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

  5. Infer(verb)

    to show; to manifest; to prove

  6. 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

  1. Infer

    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. inferrein, into, ferre, to bring.]


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fahd Rachidy:

    Extrapolating the Chinese situation to infer that investors favour the periphery over the core is a bit far-fetched.

  2. Jacob Bigelow:

    It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.

  3. Arthur Conan Doyle:

    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.

  4. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz:

    We can only infer that the government is facing pressure from those who are making profits from the current non-transparent financial system in Panama.

  5. Steve Scalise:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of infer

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Translations for infer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • usoudit, dopadnout, vyvoditCzech
  • schlussfolgern, schließenGerman
  • συμπεραίνω, υπονοώ, υπαινίσσομαιGreek
  • inferir, argüirSpanish
  • déduireFrench
  • kikövetkeztet, dedukálHungarian
  • ályktaIcelandic
  • dedurre, concludere, inferire, infliggere, implicareItalian
  • 推論Japanese
  • coniectoLatin
  • hīkaroMāori
  • concluderenDutch
  • 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
  • 推断Chinese

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