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in·fer

infer

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn fuhr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: infers, inferring, inferred
definition: to make a guess based on facts and observations; conclude.
I inferred from the books on his shelf that he enjoyed reading adventure stories.
synonyms:
conclude, determine
similar words:
calculate, figure, gather, guess, judge, reason, reckon
derivations: inferable (adj.), inferably (adv.), inferrer (n.)
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The word infer contains the following part:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic