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Synonyms and Antonyms of infer

  1. 1 to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information <he inferred that she had left because her coat was gone> Synonyms conclude, decide, deduce, derive, extrapolate, gather, judge, make out, reason, understand Related Words assume, suppose; conjecture, guess, speculate, surmise; construe, interpret, read; contemplate, philosophize, rationalize, think; ascertain, dope (out), find out Phrases draw a conclusion

  2. 2 to convey an idea indirectly <the results infer that there might be a problem with one piece of the equipment> Synonyms allude, imply, indicate, hint, insinuate, intimate, suggestRelated Words advert, mention, point, refer, signal, signalize, signify; smack (of), smell (of)Near Antonyms announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain, spell out; delineate, describe

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