inferring inferring  /ɪn ˈfɜ rɪŋ/


  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


  1. But for a decade now, Chinese leaders have been looking at the Gorbachev precedent and inferring exactly the opposite lesson: they believe Gorbachev made a fatal mistake by .
  2. Are you inferring that President Hoover writes his speeches hastily, then goes over them and crosses "t's,'' dots "i's"? I doubt it.


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    SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Times and 640 AM KFI radio released a story this month damaging Water2Save's reputation by inferring Water2Save had acted improperly with regards ...
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  1. "That's a pretty ham-handed description of what I answered," Goolsbee said of the memo's description of "political positioning." "A: In no possible way was that a reference to NAFTA. And B: In no possible way was I inferring that he was going...
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: Austan Goolsbee Source: FOXNews

  2. "I felt she was telling me, she was inferring, that this relationship had reached its peak and was going down the other side," Burrell said. "Very often relationships did that in the princess' world. She became infatuated, obsessed with...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Paul Burrell Source: FOXNews

  3. Because the stimulus plan is the first major victory for US President Barack Obama, the first black US president, Sharpton said, "it is not a reach to wonder are they inferring that a monkey wrote the last bill."
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Al Sharpton Source: MarketWatch (press release)

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