Variant of infer
- Obsolete to bring on or about; cause; induce
- to conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a conclusion
- to lead to as a conclusion; indicate
- to indicate indirectly; imply: in this sense, still sometimes regarded as a loose usage
Origin: L inferre, to bring or carry in, infer from in-, inch(es) plush ferre, to carry, bear
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