Infer

Definition of Infer

In`fer´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Inferred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inferring.]
1.To bring on; to induce; to occasion.
2.To offer, as violence.
3.To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.
4.To derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability; as, I inferred his determination from his silence.
To infer is nothing but by virtue of one proposition laid down as true, to draw in another as true.
- Locke.
Such opportunities always infer obligations.
- Atterbury.
5.To show; to manifest; to prove.
The first part is not the proof of the second, but rather contrariwise, the second inferreth well the first.
- Sir T. More.
This doth infer the zeal I had to see him.
- Shak.

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