Crossword clues for infer
- Deduce no escaping from fire
- Deduce from a refusal to escape from Hell
- Deduce number will escape fire
- Deduce a terrible fire? No, no
- Deduce from evidence
- Unable to bear tile being missing - make a deduction
- Lead to
- Make a deduction
- Conclude by reasoning
- Derive from reasoning
- Establish by deduction
- Draw as a conclusion
- Conclude through logic
- Conclude from the facts
- Conclude from evidence
- Take to mean
- Make deductions
- Determine by logic
- Conclude logically
- Word that's often confused with "imply"
- Word often confused with "imply"
- Get via logic
- Get by reasoning
- Gather logically
- Finer anagram
- Determine logically
- Derive via logic
- Derive from evidence
- Derive by logic
- Deduce from clues
- Deduce by ratiocination
- Deduce by logic
- Conclude via clues
- Conclude through reasoning
- Conclude from facts given
- Conclude from clues
- Reason out
- Use logic
- Deduce logically
- Tell (from)
- Gather, logically
- Extrapolate from what is known
- Derive by reasoning
- Draw conclusions
- Reason (from)
- Put two and two together
- Draw a conclusion
- Get by logic
- Figure out (from)
- Derive logically
- Draw (from)
- Suss out
- Gather (from)
- Imply's opposite, in a way
- Read between the lines
- Conclude or construe
- Read into
- Take for granted
- Gather inside train ferry
- Conclude there’s no escaping from fire
- Conclude it’s worse to leave port
- Work out where area of fear is
- Reason some complain ferociously
- Reason reporter's dressed to anger animal activists
- Reason home's on fire in Paris?
- Popular judge rises to conclude
- Deduce knight consumed by raging fire
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
To bring on; to induce; to occasion. [Obs.]
To offer, as violence. [Obs.]
To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer. [Obs.]
Full well hath Clifford played the orator, Inferring arguments of mighty force.
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; as, I inferred his determination from his silence.
To infer is nothing but by virtue of one proposition laid down as true, to draw in another as true.
Such opportunities always infer obligations.
To show; to manifest; to prove. [Obs.]
The first part is not the proof of the second, but rather contrariwise, the second inferreth well the first.
--Sir T. More.
This doth infer the zeal I had to see him.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, from Latin inferre "bring into, carry in; deduce, infer, conclude, draw an inference; bring against," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + ferre "carry, bear," from PIE *bher- (1) "to bear, to carry, to take" (cognates: Sanskrit bharati "carries;" Avestan baraiti "carries;" Old Persian barantiy "they carry;" Armenian berem "I carry;" Greek pherein "to carry;" Old Irish beru/berim "I catch, I bring forth;" Gothic bairan "to carry;" Old English and Old High German beran, Old Norse bera "barrow;" Old Church Slavonic birati "to take;" Russian brat' "to take," bremya "a burden"). Sense of "draw a conclusion" is first attested 1520s.
vb. 1 (context transitive English) To introduce (something) as a reasoned conclusion; to conclude by reasoning or deduction, as from premises or evidence. (from 16th c.) 2 (context transitive English) To lead to (something) as a consequence; to imply. (Now often considered incorrect, especially with a person as subject.) (from 16th c.) 3 (context obsolete English) To cause, inflict (something) (term: upon) or (term: to) someone. (16th-18th c.) 4 (context obsolete English) To introduce (a subject) in speaking, writing etc.; to bring in. (16th–18th c.)
v. reason by deduction; establish by deduction [syn: deduce, deduct, derive]
draw from specific cases for more general cases [syn: generalize, generalise, extrapolate]
conclude by reasoning; in logic [syn: deduce]
guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize" [syn: guess]
believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?" [syn: understand]
Usage examples of "infer".
From this fact we may reasonably infer that Ahau does not belong to the column.
To say that a mental shock was the cause of what I inferred - that last straw which sent me racing out of the lonely Akeley farmhouse and through the wild domed hills of Vermont in a commandeered motor at night - is to ignore the plainest facts of my final experience.
There were several huge police dogs on the lawn, squatting near a pleasant-faced man with a close-cropped grey beard whom I took to be Akeley himself - his own photographer, one might infer from the tube-connected bulb in his right hand.
We infer that this was the case, because two leaves on plants growing out of doors, had their angles above the horizon measured in the middle of the day and at 9 to about 10 P.
Better that I or my friend should die than protract existence through accumulated years of torture upon animals whose exquisite suffering we cannot fail to infer, even though they may have neither voice nor feature to express it.
That Little Arcady was unequal to this broader view, however, was to be inferred from comments made in the hearing of and often, in truth, meant for the ears of Solon Denney.
Navy SEALS have the reputation of being the baddest of the bad in the Special Forces world, where bad inferred supreme competence rather than a capacity for malice.
From footprints in the bankside mud and other such evidence, Daniel could infer that bucket-brigades had been formed to wet down the sail-cloth and perhaps to attack the central fire.
It must not be inferred that the classic influence of David and Ingres disappeared from view with the coming of the romanticists, the Fontainebleau landscapists, and the Barbizon painters.
THE SEMI-CLASSICISTS: It must not be inferred that the classic influence of David and Ingres disappeared from view with the coming of the romanticists, the Fontainebleau landscapists, and the Barbizon painters.
On the other hand, Rance, as may be inferred, was inwardly rejoicing, though when he perceived that Nick was eyeing him steadily he was careful to lower his eyes lest the little barkeeper should see the triumph shining beneath them.
Just what they were can best be inferred by consulting his cashbook, since the lectures themselves were not written out and all memoranda concerning them have disappeared.
Leguminosae, Malvaceae, Cucurbitaceae and Gramineae, we may infer that this character is common to the roots of most seedling plants.
I dropped the subject, inferring with some satisfaction that young Danaus was illicit.
Whatever their function may be, they are not necessary for the secretion of a digestive fluid, or for absorption, or for the communication of a motor impulse to other parts of the leaf, as we may infer from the structure of the glands in some other genera of the Droseraceae.