Synonyms of 'infer'
to conclude by reasoning from evidenceI inferred from what she said that you have not been well.
She hoped he hadn't deduced the reason for her visit.
I understand you've heard about David.
I gather his report is highly critical of the project.
We concluded that he was telling the truth.
I presume you're here on business.
This may or may not be true; we are all conjecturing here.
She surmised that they had discovered one of the illegal streets.
read between the lines,
put two and two together
The use of infer to mean imply is becoming more and more common in both speech and writing. There is nevertheless a useful distinction between the two which many people would be in favour of maintaining. To infer means `to deduce', and is used in the construction `to infer something from something': I inferred from what she said that she had not been well. To imply means `to suggest, to insinuate' and is normally followed by a clause: are you implying that I was responsible for the mistake?
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in the sense of conclude
to decide by reasoningWe concluded that he was telling the truth.
in the sense of conjecture
to form (an opinion or conclusion) from incomplete evidenceThis may or may not be true; we are all conjecturing here.
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