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deduce

Synonyms and Antonyms of deduce

to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information

  • I can deduce from the simple observation of your behavior that youʼre trying to hide something from me
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Phrases Synonymous with deduce

draw a conclusion

Synonym Discussion of deduce

infer, deduce, conclude, judge, gather mean to arrive at a mental conclusion. infer implies arriving at a conclusion by reasoning from evidence; if the evidence is slight, the term comes close to surmise.
    • from that remark, I inferred that they knew each other
deduce often adds to infer the special implication of drawing a particular inference from a generalization.
    • denied we could deduce anything important from human mortality
conclude implies arriving at a necessary inference at the end of a chain of reasoning.
    • concluded that only the accused could be guilty
judge stresses a weighing of the evidence on which a conclusion is based.
    • judge people by their actions
gather suggests an intuitive forming of a conclusion from implications.
    • gathered their desire to be alone without a word

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