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Synonyms for infer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deduce, infer, deduct, derive(verb)

    reason by deduction; establish by deduction

    generalize, derive, withhold, subtract, gain, take off, extrapolate, generalise, guess, deduct, descend, come, educe, understand, recoup, deduce

  2. generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer(verb)

    draw from specific cases for more general cases

    deduct, extrapolate, generalise, guess, vulgarise, popularise, understand, deduce, derive, vulgarize, interpolate, generalize, popularize

  3. deduce, infer(verb)

    conclude by reasoning; in logic

    deduct, deduce, extrapolate, generalise, guess, derive, understand, generalize

  4. guess, infer(verb)

    guess correctly; solve by guessing

    "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

    pretend, deduct, derive, imagine, opine, generalise, gauge, extrapolate, generalize, reckon, suppose, venture, estimate, hazard, think, understand, approximate, guess, judge, deduce

  5. understand, infer(verb)

    believe to be the case

    "I understand you have no previous experience?"

    generalize, derive, realise, generalise, sympathise, extrapolate, empathize, interpret, sympathize, translate, deduct, empathise, read, guess, realize, deduce, see, understand


  1. infer(verb)

    deduce, assume, conclude

  2. infer(verb)

    To introduce (a subject) in speaking, writing etc.; to bring in.

    conclude, assume, deduce

  3. infer(verb)

    To introduce (something) as a reasoned conclusion; to conclude by reasoning or deduction, as from premises or evidence.

    deduce, conclude, assume

  4. infer(verb)

    To draw a conclusion or inference by reasoning.

    deduce, assume, conclude

  5. infer(verb)

    To lead to (something) as a consequence; to imply. (Now often considered incorrect, especially with a person as subject.)

    deduce, assume, conclude

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. infer

    gather, collect, conclude, derive, deduce, argue

    state, enunciate, propound, anticipate, prognosticate, conjecture, assume, guess

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. infer(v. a.)

    deduce, conclude, collect, gather, consider probable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. infer(v)

    deduce, imply, gather

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deduct, deduce, conclude

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How to use infer in a sentence?

  1. Jason Kenney:

    Hes a guy who has always been underestimated, hes smiling all the time. Hes got terrific dimples and sometimes people infer from that hes not serious, which is not true.

  2. Scott Sullivan:

    You really can not infer that just because the vaginal doesn't work, the oral also doesn't work.

  3. Rebeccah Slater:

    Obviously babies can't tell us about their experience of pain and it is difficult to infer pain from visual observations, in fact some people have argued that babies' brains are not developed enough for them to really feel pain... (yet) our study provides the first really strong evidence this is not the case.

  4. Fahd Rachidy:

    Extrapolating the Chinese situation to infer that investors favour the periphery over the core is a bit far-fetched.

  5. Liran Carmel:

    Studying Denisovan anatomy can teach us about human adaptation, evolutionary constraints, development, gene-environment interactions, and disease dynamics, at a more general level, this work is a step towards being able to infer an individual's anatomy based on their DNA.

Translations for infer

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  • usoudit, dopadnout, vyvoditCzech
  • schlussfolgern, schließenGerman
  • συμπεραίνω, υπονοώ, υπαινίσσομαιGreek
  • inferir, argüirSpanish
  • déduireFrench
  • तर्क करनाHindi
  • kikövetkeztet, dedukálHungarian
  • ályktaIcelandic
  • dedurre, concludere, inferire, infliggere, implicareItalian
  • 推論Japanese
  • coniectoLatin
  • hīkaroMāori
  • concluderenDutch
  • anta, tenke, utlede, konkludere, slutte, spekulereNorwegian
  • wnioskować, dedukowaćPolish
  • motiva, deduce, concluziona, infera, conchideRomanian
  • заключить, [[делать]] [[вывод]], заключать, [[сделать]] [[вывод]]Russian
  • sluta sig tillSwedish
  • anlamına gelmek, manasına gelmek, anlam çıkarmak, anlamak, mana çıkarmak, sonucunu çıkarmakTurkish
  • 推断Chinese

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