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When you're choosing furniture for your home that's supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. What if they see something different? Wouldn't it be really depressing if you're trying to be bohemian and instead they see you as Rush Limbaugh?
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Meaning of "infer" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INFER

From Latin inferre to bring into, from ferre to bear, carry.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INFER

infer  [ɪnˈfɜː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Infer is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb infer in English.

WHAT DOES INFER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Inference

Inference is the act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true. The conclusion drawn is also called an idiomatic. The laws of valid inference are studied in the field of logic. Alternatively, inference may be defined as the non-logical, but rational means, through observation of patterns of facts, to indirectly see new meanings and contexts for understanding. Of particular use to this application of inference are anomalies and symbols. Inference, in this sense, does not draw conclusions but opens new paths for inquiry. In this definition of inference, there are two types of inference: inductive inference and deductive inference. Unlike the definition of inference in the first paragraph above, meaning of word meanings are not tested but meaningful relationships are articulated. Human inference is traditionally studied within the field of cognitive psychology; artificial intelligence researchers develop automated inference systems to emulate human inference. Statistical inference uses mathematics to draw conclusions in the presence of uncertainty.

Definition of infer in the English dictionary

The first definition of infer in the dictionary is to conclude by reasoning from evidence; deduce. Other definition of infer is to have or lead to as a necessary or logical consequence; indicate. Infer is also to hint or imply.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO INFER

PRESENT

Present
I infer
you infer
he/she/it infers
we infer
you infer
they infer
Present continuous
I am inferring
you are inferring
he/she/it is inferring
we are inferring
you are inferring
they are inferring
Present perfect
I have inferred
you have inferred
he/she/it has inferred
we have inferred
you have inferred
they have inferred
Present perfect continuous
I have been inferring
you have been inferring
he/she/it has been inferring
we have been inferring
you have been inferring
they have been inferring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I inferred
you inferred
he/she/it inferred
we inferred
you inferred
they inferred
Past continuous
I was inferring
you were inferring
he/she/it was inferring
we were inferring
you were inferring
they were inferring
Past perfect
I had inferred
you had inferred
he/she/it had inferred
we had inferred
you had inferred
they had inferred
Past perfect continuous
I had been inferring
you had been inferring
he/she/it had been inferring
we had been inferring
you had been inferring
they had been inferring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will infer
you will infer
he/she/it will infer
we will infer
you will infer
they will infer
Future continuous
I will be inferring
you will be inferring
he/she/it will be inferring
we will be inferring
you will be inferring
they will be inferring
Future perfect
I will have inferred
you will have inferred
he/she/it will have inferred
we will have inferred
you will have inferred
they will have inferred
Future perfect continuous
I will have been inferring
you will have been inferring
he/she/it will have been inferring
we will have been inferring
you will have been inferring
they will have been inferring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would infer
you would infer
he/she/it would infer
we would infer
you would infer
they would infer
Conditional continuous
I would be inferring
you would be inferring
he/she/it would be inferring
we would be inferring
you would be inferring
they would be inferring
Conditional perfect
I would have infer
you would have infer
he/she/it would have infer
we would have infer
you would have infer
they would have infer
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been inferring
you would have been inferring
he/she/it would have been inferring
we would have been inferring
you would have been inferring
they would have been inferring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you infer
we let´s infer
you infer
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to infer
Past participle
inferred
Present Participle
inferring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INFER


antifur
ˌæntɪˈfɜː
coiffeur
kwɑːˈfɜː
coinfer
ˌkəʊɪnˈfɜː
confer
kənˈfɜː
defer
dɪˈfɜː
misinfer
ˌmɪsɪnˈfɜː
misrefer
ˌmɪsrɪˈfɜː
prefer
prɪˈfɜː
reconfer
ˌriːkənˈfɜː
refer
rɪˈfɜː
retransfer
ˌriːtrænsˈfɜː
transfer
trænsˈfɜː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFER

infelt
inferable
inferably
infere
inference
inferencing
inferential
inferential statistics
inferentially
inferiae
inferible
inferior
inferior conjunction
inferior court
inferior planet
inferiority
inferiority complex
inferiorly
infernal
infernal machine

WORDS THAT END LIKE INFER

bank transfer
buffer
chemin de fer
differ
do-it-yourselfer
golfer
granfer
loafer
lucifer
offer
on offer
sefer
Shaffer
sniffer
special offer
subwoofer
suffer
surfer
wafer
woofer

Synonyms and antonyms of infer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INFER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «infer» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of infer

Translation of «infer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFER

Find out the translation of infer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of infer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «infer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

推断
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

deducir
570 millions of speakers

English

infer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुमान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يستنتج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

делают вывод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inferir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুমান করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déduire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyimpulkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schließen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

推論する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

추론하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyimpul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

suy ra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஊகி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुमान लावणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anlamına gelmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dedurre
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wnioskują
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

роблять висновок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deduce
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνάγουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aflei
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Infer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

antyde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of infer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INFER»

The term «infer» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.770 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INFER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about infer

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10 QUOTES WITH «INFER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word infer.
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George Berkeley
From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God.
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Arthur Conan Doyle
From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
3
Jack Germond
Television doesn't like politics very well, if you can infer that from the way they cover it.
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Peter R. Grant
We observe closely related species in sympatry and infer how they evolved from a common ancestor.
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Robin Marantz Henig
Hardships of early human life favored the evolution of certain cognitive tools, among them the ability to infer the presence of organisms that might do harm, to come up with causal narratives for natural events and to recognize that other people have minds of their own with their own beliefs, desires and intentions.
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Charles Inglis
If notwithstanding, a Rebellion of the same Kind now afflicts this Country, we should not infer that this Institution is useless, or should be laid aside; but just the Reverse.
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Sheena Iyengar
When you're choosing furniture for your home that's supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. What if they see something different? Wouldn't it be really depressing if you're trying to be bohemian and instead they see you as Rush Limbaugh?
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Charles Jencks
If you look at Gothic detailing right down to the bottom of a column or the capital of a column, it's a small version of the whole building; that's why, like dating the backbones of a dinosaur, a good historian can look at a detail of a Gothic building and tell you exactly what the rest of the building was, and infer the whole from the parts.
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Thomas Babington Macaulay
To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
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Maimonides
It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFER»

Discover the use of infer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to infer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Using Groundwater Responses to Infer Recharge -
Analytical methods of assessing the response of groundwater levels to a range of factors, including elastic (barometric and tidal) influences in confined aquifers and recharge to unconfined aquifers due to infiltration of rain and other ...
D Armstrong, K Narayan, 1998
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Growth in East Asia: What We Can and what We Cannot Infer
This papercritically reviews the reasons alleged for this extraordinary growth.It weighs arguments in the debate over factor accumulation versustechnical progress, the role of public policy, the contribution ofinvestments and exports, and ...
Michael Sarel, 1996
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You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer!
Esther Beck. Esther Beck Esther Beck You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer! Esther Beck Consulting. You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer! You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer! These levels are meant only as a guide. All levels. Front Cover.
Esther Beck, 2007
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You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer!
Kelly Doudna. You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer! You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer! Esther Beck Esther Beck You'll Cause a Stir When You Infer! Esther Beck Consulting. Cover.
Kelly Doudna, 2010
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Using Horizontal Transport Characteristics to Infer an ...
Eric Joseph Hughes. Eric J. Hughes PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS Physics Related: Investigation of Tmpospheric Transport from iiuchvard Trajectory Mtxleling of Volcanic S02 Poster Presentation Aura Science Team Meeting Columbia, ...
Eric Joseph Hughes, 2009
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Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers who ...
Students may need support or nudging to infer the humor in Alice the Fairy by David Shannon (2005). How does Alice use her magic wand to turn oatmeal into cake, her white dress into a red one, and Daddy's cookies into hers? The teachers ...
Pat Johnson, Katie Keier, 2010
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Making Sense: Small-group Comprehension Lessons for English ...
Give Information To teach students about inferring at the word stage, read aloud the story, stopping on each page and modeling how you wonder about the meanings of words and phrases as you read. Use the context from the pictures to infer ...
Juli Kendall, Outey Khuon, 2005
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How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching
A search of the MEC for instances of ”infer” showed that there is a similar tendency for “infer” to be modalized. There are 14 instances of “infer”, out of v a which nine co-occur with the modals “can , could”, and lexicalized modality, such as ...
John McH. Sinclair, 2004
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Protection from Exposure to Second-hand Tobacco Smoke: ...
Summary of findings of the United States Surgeon General, 2006 Reproductive and developmental effects from exposure to SHS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome The evidence is sufficient to infer a causal relationship between exposure to ...
World Health Organization, 2007
10
Let's Review: Earth science-- the physical setting
Observations of current sediment layers and surfaces indicate that some characteristics enable us to infer which is the top, and which the bottom, of a series of sedimentary rock layers. This, in turn, allows us to infer the relative ages of the ...
Edward J. Denecke, William H. Carr, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term infer is used in the context of the following news items.
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5 lessons the building industry can learn from a Fitbit | GreenBiz
From that data point people may try to infer all sorts of things, said Torbert: “Are we operating systems at times we shouldn't? Are any systems ... «GreenBiz, Jul 15»
2
Computational Prediction and Validation of BAHD1 as a Novel …
Our findings indicate that computational approaches leveraging public gene expression data can be used to infer potential genes or proteins ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
3
Wearable devices: tracking your every step may not make you …
This would require smarter algorithms that can synthesise and integrate multiple data streams – not just from wearables – to infer a person's ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
AMD could be making the processer for Nintendo's NX console
One of the chips was described as being made for a “beyond gaming device,” leaving us to infer that the other would be for a console or ... «VG247, Jul 15»
5
Sorry, Paul Krugman: The Minimum Wage Won't Cure Poverty
Card and Krueger infer that minimum-wage policy makes no difference. A more likely interpretation is that the equation excludes important ... «The Federalist, Jul 15»
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California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers | The Salt Lake …
"A reasonable person could look at West Side Irrigation's lawsuit and infer that it was timed to thwart the enforcement action that West Side ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
7
IBM's Watson Services Power the Cognitive Computing Era - eWeek
The IBM Watson Personality Insights service uses linguistic analytics to infer cognitive and social characteristics, including Big Five, Values and ... «eWeek, Jul 15»
8
Craigslist triple murder opened victim's family's eyes to sex …
"It doesn't show or even infer the trafficking part of what was going on," Knepper said. "That's what happened to our Brooke, she was sucked ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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Pound lifted early as London traders digest Carney's FT comments …
I can see both sides of the coin with regards to what he may infer. There's a case to say he's talking about starting the process of deciding when ... «ForexLive, Jul 15»
10
ENCODE Critics: Evolution Proves Our Genome Is Junky ... Which …
Only if we assume that strictly unguided evolutionary mechanisms produced our genome can we infer that such a small fraction of our genome ... «Discovery Institute, Jul 15»

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