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English definition of “infer”


verb [T]     /ɪnˈfɜːr/ US  /-ˈfɝː/ (-rr-) formal
C2 to form an opinion or guess that something is true because of the information that you have: What do you infer from her refusal ? [+ that] I inferred from her expression that she wanted to leave .Concluding and deducing Grammar:Imply or infer?We imply something by what we say. We infer something from what somebody else says. The main difference between these two words is that a speaker can imply, but a listener can only infer.
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