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Definition of Infer

Infer

  1. To bring on; to induce; to occasion.
  2. To offer, as violence.
  3. To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.
  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; to imply; as, I inferred his determination from his silence.
  5. To show; to manifest; to prove.

Infer Quotations

When you're choosing furniture for your home that's supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. What if they see something different? Wouldn't it be really depressing if you're trying to be bohemian and instead they see you as Rush Limbaugh?
Sheena Iyengar

From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
Arthur Conan Doyle

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

99 percent of what you see is not what comes in through the eyes. It is what you infer about that room.
Henry Markram

It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems.
Maimonides
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Infer Translations

infer in Danish is slutte
infer in Dutch is besluiten, afleiden, concluderen
infer in French is conclure
infer in German is folgern
infer in Latin is coniecto
infer in Norwegian is slutte seg til, antyde
infer in Spanish is inferir