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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: inferre, from ferre 'to carry'

infer

verb
     
in‧fer past tense and past participle inferred, present participle inferring [transitive]
to form an opinion that something is probably true because of information that you have
infer something from something
A lot can be inferred from these statistics.
infer that
From the evidence we can infer that the victim knew her killer.

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