infer


infer
in·fer /in-'fər/ vb in·ferred, in·fer·ring
vt: to derive as a conclusion from facts or premises
could infer acceptance of the offer from the offeree's response
vi: to draw inferences
in·fer·able also in·fer·ri·ble /in-'fər-ə-bəl/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

infer
I verb conclude, conclude from evidence, concludere, conjecture, conligere, consider probable, construe, deduce, derive, derive by reasoning, draw a conclusion, draw an inference, extract, gather, glean, guess, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, judge from premises, posit, postulate, presume, reach a conclusion, reason, reckon, suppose, surmise, suspect, understand associated concepts: infer guilt from the evidence II index allude, assume (suppose), conclude (decide), connote, construe (comprehend), deduce, deduct (conclude by reasoning), derive (deduce), determine, educe, evidence, expect (consider probable), guess, hint, implicate, imply, judge, opine, postulate, presume, presuppose, purport, read, reason (conclude), surmise, suspect (think), understand

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


infer
v.
To deduce or conclude through a process of reasoning based on facts and logic.
n.
inference See also imply

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • infer — infer, imply 1. The only point noted by Fowler (1926) was that the inflected forms of infer are inferred and inferring, and this is thankfully still true (but note inferable or inferrable, with one r or two, and inference with only one r). Fowler …   Modern English usage

  • Infer — In*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inferring}.] [L. inferre to bring into, bring forward, occasion, infer; pref. in in + ferre to carry, bring: cf. F. inf[ e]rer. See 1 st {Bear}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring on; to induce;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infer — [in fʉr′] vt. inferred, inferring [L inferre, to bring or carry in, infer < in , in + ferre, to carry, BEAR1] 1. Obs. to bring on or about; cause; induce 2. to conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a… …   English World dictionary

  • infer — infer, deduce, conclude, judge, gather are comparable when they mean to arrive at by reasoning from evidence or from premises. All except gather are so clearly differentiated in logical use that these distinctions tend to be retained in general… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • infer — (v.) 1520s, from L. inferre bring into, carry in; deduce, infer, conclude, draw an inference; bring against, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + ferre carry, bear, from PIE *bher (1) to bear, to carry, to take (Cf. Skt. bharati carries; Avestan… …   Etymology dictionary

  • infer — ► VERB (inferred, inferring) ▪ deduce from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements. DERIVATIVES inferable (also inferrable) adjective. USAGE On the use of imply and infer, see the note at …   English terms dictionary

  • infer — adj. inv. (despre ovar) situat dedesubtul punctelor de inserţie ale sepalelor, petalelor sau staminelor. (< fr. infère, lat. inferus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • infer — ìnfer m DEFINICIJA reg. željezna rešetka na prozoru ETIMOLOGIJA tal. inferriata …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • infer — [v] conclude arrive at, ascertain, assume, believe, collect, conjecture, construe, deduce, derive, draw, draw inference, figure, figure out, gather, glean, guess, induce, interpret, intuit, judge, presume, presuppose, reach conclusion, read… …   New thesaurus

  • infer — verb (inferred; inferring) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French inferer, from Latin inferre, literally, to carry or bring into, from in + ferre to carry more at bear Date: 1528 transitive verb 1. to derive as a conclusion from facts… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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