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Another word for infer

  1. To arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning

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  3. To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information

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  • Gather is an informal substitute for infer or conclude I gather that you don't care
  • Judge stresses the careful checking and weighing of premises, etc. in arriving at a conclusion
  • Conclude strictly implies an inference that is the final logical result in a process of reasoning I must, therefore, conclude that you are wrong
  • Deduce , in strict discrimination, implies inference from a general principle by logical reasoning the method was deduced from earlier experiments
  • Infer suggests the arriving at a decision or opinion by reasoning from known facts or evidence from your smile, I infer that you're pleased