HyperDic: infer

English > 5 senses of the word infer:
VERBcognitioninfer, deduce, deduct, derivereason by deduction
communicationinfer, generalize, generalise, extrapolatedraw from specific cases for more general cases
communicationinfer, deduceconclude by reasoning
cognitioninfer, guessguess correctly
cognitioninfer, understandbelieve to be the case
infer > pronunciation
Soundsihnfer'
Rhymesaquifer ... zephyr / Zephyr: 60 rhymes with fer...
English > infer: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningreason by deduction; establish by deduction.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsdeduce, deduct, derive
Categorylogic, logical system, system of logicA system of reasoning
Narrowerelicitderive by reason
extrapolategain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating
surmiseinfer / infer from incomplete evidence
Broaderreason, reason out, concludedecide by reasoning
Spanishdeducir, derivar, descontar, desgravar, inferir, provenir
Catalandeduir, desgravar, inferir, provenir
Nounsinferencethe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
English > infer: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningDraw from specific cases for more general cases.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgeneralize, generalise, extrapolate
Narrowerovergeneralize, overgeneraliseDraw too general a conclusion
universalize, universalisemake universal
Broaderreason, reason out, concludedecide by reasoning
Spanishextrapolar, generalizar, inferir
Catalanextrapolar
Nounsinferencethe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
English > infer: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningconclude by reasoning; in logic.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymdeduce
Broaderreason, reason out, concludedecide by reasoning
Spanishdeducir, inferir
Catalandeduir
Nounsinferencethe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
English > infer: 5 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningguess correctly; solve by guessing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymguess
Narrowertelldiscern or comprehend
Broadersolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
Spanishadivinar, atinar, conjeturar, inferir, suponer
Catalanconjecturar, suposar
English > infer: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningBelieve to be the case.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey infer that there was a traffic accident
Synonymunderstand
BroaderbelieveAccept as true
Spanishcolegir, comprender, deducir, entender, inferir
Catalancol·legir, comprendre, deduir, inferir

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