Infer

  • 1 infer — 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 …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 infer — in·fer /in fər/ vb in·ferred, in·fer·ring vt: to derive as a conclusion from facts or premises could infer acceptance of the offer from the offeree s response vi: to draw inferences in·fer·able also in·fer·ri·ble /in fər ə bəl/ adj …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 infer — [in fʉr′] vt. inferred, inferring [L inferre, to bring or carry in, infer < in , in + ferre, to carry, BEAR1] 1. Obs. to bring on or about; cause; induce 2. to conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 infer — infer, deduce, conclude, judge, gather are comparable when they mean to arrive at by reasoning from evidence or from premises. All except gather are so clearly differentiated in logical use that these distinctions tend to be retained in general… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 infer — (v.) 1520s, from L. inferre bring into, carry in; deduce, infer, conclude, draw an inference; bring against, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + ferre carry, bear, from PIE *bher (1) to bear, to carry, to take (Cf. Skt. bharati carries; Avestan… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 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 …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 infer — adj. inv. (despre ovar) situat dedesubtul punctelor de inserţie ale sepalelor, petalelor sau staminelor. (< fr. infère, lat. inferus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …

    Dicționar Român

  • 9 infer — ìnfer m DEFINICIJA reg. željezna rešetka na prozoru ETIMOLOGIJA tal. inferriata …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 10 infer — [v] conclude arrive at, ascertain, assume, believe, collect, conjecture, construe, deduce, derive, draw, draw inference, figure, figure out, gather, glean, guess, induce, interpret, intuit, judge, presume, presuppose, reach conclusion, read… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 infer — verb (inferred; inferring) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French inferer, from Latin inferre, literally, to carry or bring into, from in + ferre to carry more at bear Date: 1528 transitive verb 1. to derive as a conclusion from facts… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 infer — v. 1) (D; tr.) to infer from (to infer a conclusion from the facts) 2) (L) I infer that my proposal has been accepted 3) (Q) we had to infer what she meant * * * [ɪn fɜː] (L) I infer that my proposal has been accepted (Q) we had to infer what she …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 infer — 01. They were able to [infer] from her sad look that she didn t get the job. 02. We [inferred] from the negative comments she had made that the project would be canceled. 03. People try to [infer] all kinds of things from my writing, but most of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 infer — verb inferred, inferring (T) to form an opinion that something is probably true because of other information that you already know: infer sth from: facts that can be inferred from archaeological data | infer that: It would be wrong to infer that… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 infer — verb is it really possible to infer that a crime was committed, given this flimsy evidence? Syn: deduce, conclude, conjecture, surmise, reason, interpret; gather, understand, presume, assume, take it, extrapolate; read between the lines, figure… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 infer */ — UK [ɪnˈfɜː(r)] / US [ɪnˈfɜr] verb [transitive] Word forms infer : present tense I/you/we/they infer he/she/it infers present participle inferring past tense inferred past participle inferred formal to form an opinion about something that is based …

    English dictionary

  • 17 infer — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. gather, reason, deduce, conclude, opine; presume; construe. See reasoning. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To reach a conclusion] Syn. conclude, deduce, gather, judge, come to the conclusion that, draw the… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 infer — inferable, inferible, inferrible, adj. inferably, adv. inferrer, n. /in ferr /, v., inferred, inferring. v.t. 1. to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence: They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 19 infer — verb ADVERB ▪ reasonably ▪ correctly, incorrectly ▪ directly, indirectly VERB + INFER ▪ can …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 infer — in|fer [ınˈfə: US ə:r] v past tense and past participle inferred present participle inferring [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: inferre, from ferre to carry ] to form an opinion that something is probably true because of information that you …

    Dictionary of contemporary English