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 infer infer

verb

  • ( ) reason by deduction; establish by deduction  ( deduce, deduct, derive, infer )
    reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  • ( ) draw from specific cases for more general cases  ( extrapolate, generalise, generalize, infer )
    draw from specific cases for more general cases
  • believe to be the case  ( infer, understand )
    believe to be the case
     I understand you have no previous experience?
    I understand you have no previous experience?
  • guess correctly; solve by guessing  ( guess, infer )
    guess correctly; solve by guessing
     He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize
    He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize
  • conclude by reasoning; in logic  ( deduce, infer )
    conclude by reasoning; in logic


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