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1. infer

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɝː'] reason by deduction; establish by deduction.

Synonyms

  • deduce
  • conclude
  • elicit
  • derive
  • extrapolate
  • surmise
  • reason
  • reason out

Antonyms

  • lose
  • bore
  • studio
  • idle

Etymology

  • inferō (Latin)

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Rhymes with Infer

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  • monsieur
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  • inter
  • incur
  • esquer
  • dufur
  • deter

How do you pronounce infer?

Pronounce infer as ˌɪnˈfər.

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Sentences with infer


1. Verb, base form
Inductive reasoning occurs when the author uses a representative case to infer results for a general population.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Neurological signs of selenium poisoning infer damage to nerves and brain tissue.

Quotes about infer


1. In a nutshell, the universe is 4% visible, 23% undetectable and 73% unimaginable. Welcome to the cosmos, full of mass you can measure but not manhandle, driven by a force you can infer but not explain.
- Tim Radford, The Crisis Of Life On Earth: Our Legacy From The Second Millenium

2. infer

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɝː'] draw from specific cases for more general cases.

Synonyms

  • overgeneralise
  • conclude
  • generalize
  • generalise
  • extrapolate
  • universalise
  • overgeneralize
  • reason
  • reason out

Antonyms

  • differentiate
  • subtract
  • stand still
  • associate

Etymology

  • inferō (Latin)

3. infer

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɝː'] conclude by reasoning; in logic.

Synonyms

  • conclude
  • reason
  • reason out

Antonyms

  • fail
  • malfunction
  • divide
  • multiply

Etymology

  • inferō (Latin)

4. infer

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɝː'] guess correctly; solve by guessing.

Synonyms

  • lick
  • solve
  • puzzle out
  • work
  • work out
  • tell
  • figure out

Antonyms

  • gather
  • insanity
  • indication
  • contraindication

Etymology

  • inferō (Latin)

5. infer

verb. ['ˌɪnˈfɝː'] believe to be the case.

Synonyms

  • believe

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • begin

Etymology

  • inferō (Latin)
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