from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To conclude from evidence or premises.
- transitive v. To reason from circumstance; surmise: We can infer that his motive in publishing the diary was less than honorable.
- transitive v. To lead to as a consequence or conclusion: "Socrates argued that a statue inferred the existence of a sculptor” ( Academy).
- transitive v. To hint; imply.
- intransitive v. To draw inferences.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To show; to manifest; to prove.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring on; to induce; to occasion.
- transitive v. To offer, as violence.
- transitive v. To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.
- transitive v. To derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability.
- transitive v. To show; to manifest; to prove.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring in, on, or about; lead forward or advance; adduce.
- To form as an opinion or belief in consequence of something else observed or believed; derive as a fact or consequence, by reasoning of any kind; accept from evidence or premises; conclude.
- To bear presumption or proof of; imply.
- To conclude; reach a conclusion by reasoning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. draw from specific cases for more general cases
- v. reason by deduction; establish by deduction
- v. guess correctly; solve by guessing
- v. conclude by reasoning; in logic
- v. believe to be the case
Latin īnferre, to bring in, adduce : in-, in; see in-2 + ferre, to bear; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin inferō. (Wiktionary)