Infer

  • 41 infer — v.tr. (inferred, inferring) (often foll. by that + clause) 1 deduce or conclude from facts and reasoning. 2 disp. imply, suggest. Derivatives: inferable adj. (also inferrable). Etymology: L inferre (as IN (2), ferre bring) …

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  • 42 infer, imply —  Imply means to suggest: He implied that I was a fool. Infer means to deduce: After three hours of waiting, we inferred that they weren’t coming. The condition of being able to make an inference is inferable …

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  • 43 infer from — conclude from, deduce from, gather from, surmise from …

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  • 44 imply, infer —     Speaking on ABC TV s Good Morning America, Mrs. Bush inferred that Clinton had brought disrespect to the presidency (Los Angeles Times). According to nearly all authorities, on both sides of the Atlantic, the word there should be implied, not …

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  • 45 imply, infer —     Speaking on ABC TV s Good Morning America, Mrs. Bush inferred that Clinton had brought disrespect to the presidency (Los Angeles Times). According to nearly all authorities, on both sides of the Atlantic, the word there should be implied, not …

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  • 46 imply - infer — ◊ imply If you imply that something is the case, you suggest that it is the case without actually saying so. Somehow he implied that he was the one who had done all the work. His tone implied that he hoped that something would happen soon. ◊… …

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  • 47 imply, infer — To imply is to suggest a meaning only hinted at, not explicitly stated. To infer is to draw a conclusion from statements, evidence, or circumstances. Your remark implies that Bill was untruthful. The officer inferred from the fingerprints that… …

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  • 48 imply / infer —    Imply means to suggest indirectly : Her hesitation implied that her answer was no.    Infer means to draw a conclusion from known facts : He inferred that the answer was no from her hesitation.  See implicate / imply …

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  • 49 imply / infer —    Imply means to suggest indirectly : Her hesitation implied that her answer was no.    Infer means to draw a conclusion from known facts : He inferred that the answer was no from her hesitation.  See implicate / imply …

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  • 50 finer — infer …

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  • 51 imply — infer, imply 1. The only point noted by Fowler (1926) was that the inflected forms of infer are inferred and inferring, and this is thankfully still true (but note inferable or inferrable, with one r or two, and inference with only one r). Fowler …

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  • 52 Inferred — 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… …

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  • 53 Inferring — 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… …

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  • 54 imply —  , infer  Imply means to suggest: He implied that I was a fool. Infer means to deduce: After three hours of waiting, we inferred that they weren’t coming …

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  • 55 inferable — infer ► VERB (inferred, inferring) ▪ deduce from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements. DERIVATIVES inferable (also inferrable) adjective. USAGE On the use of imply and infer, see the note at …

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  • 56 inferrable — infer ► VERB (inferred, inferring) ▪ deduce from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements. DERIVATIVES inferable (also inferrable) adjective. USAGE On the use of imply and infer, see the note at …

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  • 57 infernal machine — infer′nal machine′ n. cvb a concealed or disguised explosive device intended to destroy life or property • Etymology: 1800–10 …

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  • 58 infèrn — infèr m. enfer. Quand la guèrra comença, l infèrn si duerbe prov …

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  • 59 read something into something — INFER FROM, interpolate from, assume from, attribute to; read between the lines. → read * * * ˌread sth ˈinto sth derived to think that sth means more than it really does • Don t read too much into what she says. Main entry: ↑read …

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  • 60 Propositional calculus — In mathematical logic, a propositional calculus or logic (also called sentential calculus or sentential logic) is a formal system in which formulas of a formal language may be interpreted as representing propositions. A system of inference rules… …

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