- 1to reach an opinion or decide that something is true on the basis of information that is available synonym deduce infer something (from something) Much of the meaning must be inferred from the context. Readers are left to infer the killer's motives. infer that… It is reasonable to infer that the government knew about these deals.
- 2infer (that)… infer something (non-standard) to suggest indirectly that something is true Are you inferring (that) I'm not capable of doing the job?
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NAmE//ɪnˈfər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they infer
he / she / it infers
past simple inferred
-ing form inferring