infer infer  /ɪn ˈfɜr/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  2. (v) draw from specific cases for more general cases
  3. (v) conclude by reasoning; in logic
  4. (v) guess correctly; solve by guessing
  5. (v) believe to be the case

Usage(s):

  1. From the state of the economy one can infer that the poor will be hard put to make both ends meet.
  2. The show of hands was enough for the convener to infer that the new idea was not well received.
  3. From the dissenting notes Mr Brown was forced to infer that the motion was passed with some reservations.

News

  1. What monkey and human brains have in common

    Stephanie PappasLiveScienceHumans and monkeys share parallels in a region of the brain that people use to infer others' intentions, a new study finds. The research doesn't necessarily prove that monkeys have what is known as " theory of mind " — an ability to gauge what others are thinking and feeling. But the parallels may reveal the common ancestor from which both the human and monkey brain ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  2. In Monkey Brain, Seeing Human Parallels

    Humans and monkeys share parallels in a region of the brain that people use to infer others' intentions, a new study finds.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It's absolute nonsense to infer that we would let David depart for Manchester United with our blessing," Kenwright told the Liverpool Echo. "If a day like that ever did occur, Evertonians know that I would fight tooth and nail to keep our...
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Bill Kenwright Source: ESPN

  2. "For Chairman Steele to even infer that taking a life is totally left up to the individual is not only a reversal of Republican policy and principle," Mr. Huckabee said in a statement.
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "He told me he certainly didn't mean to infer that there was anything going on in the Texas Rangers clubhouse that was any different than any clubhouse in baseball," Hicks said. "And I know that's the truth."
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Tom Hicks Source: CBS 11

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