Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb infer

5 senses of infer

Sense 1
deduce, infer, deduct, derive -- (reason by deduction; establish by deduction)
       => reason, reason out, conclude -- (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")

Sense 2
generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer -- (draw from specific cases for more general cases)
       => reason, reason out, conclude -- (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")

Sense 3
deduce, infer -- (conclude by reasoning; in logic)
       => reason, reason out, conclude -- (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")

Sense 4
guess, infer -- (guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize")
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (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")

Sense 5
understand, infer -- (believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?")
       => believe -- (accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits")

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