infer [in-fur] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||arrive at, ascertain, assume, believe, collect, conjecture, construe, deduce, derive, draw, draw inference, figure, figure out, gather, glean, guess, induce, interpret, intuit, judge, presume, presuppose, reach conclusion, read between lines, read into, reason, reckon, speculate, suppose, surmise, think, understand|
|Notes:||a speaker or writer implies, a hearer or reader infers, and implications are incorporated in statements while inferences are deduced from statements; imply means 'suggest indirectly that something is true' while infer means 'conclude or deduce something is true' and, further, to imply is to suggest or throw out a suggestion while to infer is to include or take in a suggestion
infer means 'to deduce, reason' and imply means 'to hint at, suggest'