Pronunciation: (in-fûr'), [key]
—v., -ferred, -fer•ring.
1. to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence: They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice.
2. (of facts, circumstances, statements, etc.) to indicate or involve as a conclusion; lead to.
3. to guess; speculate; surmise.
4. to hint; imply; suggest.
to draw a conclusion, as by reasoning.
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