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Another word for infer

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

      1. To become aware of the nature and significance of; know or comprehend:
      2. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
      3. To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
      1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
      2. To hear and decide on in a court of law:
      3. To pass sentence on; condemn.
      1. To collect from different places; assemble:
      2. To cause to come together; convene:
      3. To draw (something or someone) closer to oneself:
      1. To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag:
      2. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
      3. To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something:
      1. To take away (a quantity) from another; subtract.
      2. To derive by deduction; deduce.
      3. To take away a desirable part:
      1. To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
      2. To infer from a general principle; reason deductively:
      3. To trace the origin or derivation of.
      1. To bring to an end; close:
      2. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement):
      3. To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning:
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  2. To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information

      1. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
      2. To say (something) as a guess or conjecture.
      3. To make a guess or conjecture.
      1. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
      2. To believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds:
      3. To consider to be probable or likely:
      1. To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
      2. To engage in the buying or selling of a commodity with an element of risk on the chance of profit.
      3. To assume to be true without conclusive evidence:
      1. To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information.
      2. To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information.
      3. To form a correct estimate or conjecture of:
      1. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
      2. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
      3. To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
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Another word for infer

  1. To reach a conclusion

  2. To assume

      1. To believe or suppose in advance:
      2. To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition:
      1. To take for granted as being true in the absence of proof to the contrary:
      2. To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
      3. To venture without authority or permission; dare:
      1. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
      2. To believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds:
      3. To consider to be probable or likely:
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  3. To imply

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Synonym Study

  • 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