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Meaning of infer

in•fer

Pronunciation: (in-fûr'), [key]
— v., -ferred, -fer•ring.
—v.t.
  1. to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence: They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice.
  2. (of facts, circumstances, statements, etc.) to indicate or involve as a conclusion; lead to.
  3. to guess; speculate; surmise.
  4. to hint; imply; suggest.
—v.i.
  1. to draw a conclusion, as by reasoning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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