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01. They were able to [infer] from her sad look that she didn't get the job.
02. We [inferred] from the negative comments she had made that the project would be canceled.
03. People try to [infer] all kinds of things from my writing, but most of what they say is total nonsense.
04. I think that we can [infer] from the fact that both parents are obese, that the child will also have a weight problem.
05. The recorded dialog is followed by a number of comprehension questions, including some [inference] questions.
06. We [inferred] from the fact that Jonathon didn't answer when asked if he had cheated on the test, that in fact he had.
07. His decision to resign was somewhat sudden, the [inference] being that he was told that if he didn't, he would be fired.
08. Providing that a sample has been carefully selected, reliable and valid [inferences] can be drawn about the larger population.
09. You can make several [inferences] about the mental state of the author at the time of writing by examining the following passages.
10. Arthur Conan Doyle once noted that from a drop of water a logician could [infer] the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
11. Psychologists [infer] the workings of the mind from how the body behaves.
12. Jacob Bigelow once observed that it is common error to [infer] that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
13. The director suggested we were to expect many changes, and by [inference] a number of lay-offs.
14. We [inferred] from your improved state of health that you had started on a regular exercise program.
15. Psychologists make [inferences] about the process of learning and the acquisition of knowledge by observing behavior, and noting how behavior changes over time.

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  • infer — infer, imply 1. The only point noted by Fowler (1926) was that the inflected forms of infer are inferred and inferring, and this is thankfully still true (but note inferable or inferrable, with one r or two, and inference with only one r). Fowler …   Modern English usage

  • Infer — In*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inferring}.] [L. inferre to bring into, bring forward, occasion, infer; pref. in in + ferre to carry, bring: cf. F. inf[ e]rer. See 1 st {Bear}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring on; to induce;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infer — in·fer /in fər/ vb in·ferred, in·fer·ring vt: to derive as a conclusion from facts or premises could infer acceptance of the offer from the offeree s response vi: to draw inferences in·fer·able also in·fer·ri·ble /in fər ə bəl/ adj …   Law dictionary

  • infer — [in fʉr′] vt. inferred, inferring [L inferre, to bring or carry in, infer < in , in + ferre, to carry, BEAR1] 1. Obs. to bring on or about; cause; induce 2. to conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a… …   English World dictionary

  • infer — infer, deduce, conclude, judge, gather are comparable when they mean to arrive at by reasoning from evidence or from premises. All except gather are so clearly differentiated in logical use that these distinctions tend to be retained in general… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • infer — (v.) 1520s, from L. inferre bring into, carry in; deduce, infer, conclude, draw an inference; bring against, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + ferre carry, bear, from PIE *bher (1) to bear, to carry, to take (Cf. Skt. bharati carries; Avestan… …   Etymology dictionary

  • infer — ► VERB (inferred, inferring) ▪ deduce from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements. DERIVATIVES inferable (also inferrable) adjective. USAGE On the use of imply and infer, see the note at …   English terms dictionary

  • infer — adj. inv. (despre ovar) situat dedesubtul punctelor de inserţie ale sepalelor, petalelor sau staminelor. (< fr. infère, lat. inferus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • infer — ìnfer m DEFINICIJA reg. željezna rešetka na prozoru ETIMOLOGIJA tal. inferriata …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • infer — [v] conclude 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… …   New thesaurus

  • infer — verb (inferred; inferring) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French inferer, from Latin inferre, literally, to carry or bring into, from in + ferre to carry more at bear Date: 1528 transitive verb 1. to derive as a conclusion from facts… …   New Collegiate Dictionary