Infer meaning

ĭn-fûr
To conclude from evidence or by reasoning.
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To indicate indirectly; imply.
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To lead to (something) as a consequence; to imply. (Now often considered incorrect, especially with a person as subject.) [from 16th c.]
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Infer is defined as to conclude from evidence or assumptions.

An example of infer is to assume that a child took the plate of cookies since he was the only one in the room when the cookies went missing.

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Sir Thomas More.

The first part is not the proof of the second, but rather contrariwise, the second inferreth well the first.

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To draw inferences.
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To conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a conclusion.
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To indicate indirectly; imply.
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To introduce (something) as a reasoned conclusion; to conclude by reasoning or deduction, as from premises or evidence. [from 16th c.]
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To draw inferences.
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To involve by logical necessity; entail.
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(obs.) To bring on or about; cause; induce.
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Origin of infer

  • Latin īnferre to bring in, adduce in- in in–2 ferre to bear bher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inferō.

    From Wiktionary