Infer In*fer", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inferring}.] [L. inferre to bring into, bring forward, occasion, infer; pref. in- in + ferre to carry, bring: cf. F. inf['e]rer. See 1 st {Bear}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring on; to induce; to occasion. [Obs.] --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

2. To offer, as violence. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Full well hath Clifford played the orator, Inferring arguments of mighty force. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. 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; as, I inferred his determination from his silence. [1913 Webster]

To infer is nothing but by virtue of one proposition laid down as true, to draw in another as true. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Such opportunities always infer obligations. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

5. To show; to manifest; to prove. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The first part is not the proof of the second, but rather contrariwise, the second inferreth well the first. --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]

This doth infer the zeal I had to see him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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