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Verb: infer (inferred,inferring)  in'fur
  1. (logic) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    - deduce, deduct, derive
  2. Draw from specific cases for more general cases
    - generalize, generalise [Brit], extrapolate
  3. Conclude by reasoning; in logic
    - deduce
  4. Guess correctly; solve by guessing
    "He inferred the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize";
    - guess
  5. Believe to be the case
    - understand

Derived forms: inferring, infers, inferred

Type of: believe, conclude, figure out, lick [N. Amer, informal], puzzle out, reason, reason out, solve, suss [Brit, informal], suss out [Brit, informal], unriddle, work, work out

Encyclopedia: Infer