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Definition 1: reason by deduction; establish by deduction - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for infer in the sense of this definition

(infer is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(... is a kind of infer ) gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

(... is a kind of infer ) infer from incomplete evidence

(... is a kind of infer ) derive by reason

"elicit a solution"

(infer belongs to category ...) a system of reasoning

Definition 2: believe to be the case - [verb of cognition]

Samples where infer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I understand you have no previous experience?

Synonyms for infer in the sense of this definition

(infer is a kind of ...) accept as true; take to be true

"I believed his report" "We didn't believe his stories from the War" "She believes in spirits"

Definition 3: guess correctly; solve by guessing - [verb of cognition]

Samples where infer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize

Synonyms for infer in the sense of this definition

(infer is a kind of ...) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

"did you solve the problem?" "Work out your problems with the boss" "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out" "did you get it?" "Did you get my meaning?" "He could not work the math problem"

(... is a kind of infer ) discern or comprehend

"He could tell that she was unhappy"

Definition 4: conclude by reasoning; in logic - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for infer in the sense of this definition

(infer is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

Definition 5: draw from specific cases for more general cases - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for infer in the sense of this definition

(infer is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(... is a kind of infer ) draw too general a conclusion

"It is dangerous to overgeneralize"

(... is a kind of infer ) make universal

"This author's stories universalize old themes"

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