Infer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈfɜːr|  American pronunciation of the word infer
Brit.  |ɪnˈfəː|  British pronunciation of the word infer


- reason by deduction; establish by deduction (syn: deduce, deduct, derive)
- draw from specific cases for more general cases (syn: extrapolate, generalize)
- conclude by reasoning; in logic (syn: deduce)
- guess correctly; solve by guessing (syn: guess)
- believe to be the case (syn: understand)


It's difficult to infer how these changes will affect ordinary citizens.

Are you inferring that I'm wrong?

A lot can be inferred from these statistics.

From the evidence we can infer that the victim knew her killer.

What do you infer from the voting figures?

... I infer that Swinburne found an adequate outlet for the creative impulse in his poetry ...

on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not play

Word forms

I/you/we/they: infer
he/she/it: infers
present participle: inferring
past tense: inferred
past participle: inferred
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