infer

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Infer is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
infer

Third-person singular
infers

Past tense
inferred

Past participle
inferred

Present participle
inferring

  1. (transitive) If you infer something, you begin to believe it based on indirect information.
    We can infer from the old bones that this animal probably walked on two feet.
    From the evidence, we can infer the existence of a third child.

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