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- infer (v.)
- 1520s, from Latin inferre "bring into, carry in; deduce, infer, conclude, draw an inference; bring against," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + ferre "carry, bear," from PIE *bher- (1) "to bear, to carry, to take" (cognates: Sanskrit bharati "carries;" Avestan baraiti "carries;" Old Persian barantiy "they carry;" Armenian berem "I carry;" Greek pherein "to carry;" Old Irish beru/berim "I catch, I bring forth;" Gothic bairan "to carry;" Old English and Old High German beran, Old Norse bera "barrow;" Old Church Slavonic birati "to take;" Russian brat' "to take," bremya "a burden"). Sense of "draw a conclusion" is first attested 1520s.
- 1. People usually infer an unknown fact from a known fact.
- 2. From this study we can reasonably infer that this behaviour is inherited.
- 3. What do you infer from the voting figures?
- 你从选举数字中可以推出什么结论 呢 ?
- 4. From your smile I infer that you're pleased.
- 5. By measuring the motion of the galaxies in a cluster, astronomers can infer the cluster's mass.
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