Infer

In*fer"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inferred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Inferring.] [L. inferre to bring into, bring forward, occasion, infer; pref. in- in + ferre to carry, bring: cf. F. infrer. See 1 st Bear.]
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1. To bring on; to induce; to occasion. [Obs.] Harvey.
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2. To offer, as violence. [Obs.] Spenser.
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3. To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer. [Obs.]
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Full well hath Clifford played the orator,
Inferring arguments of mighty force.
Shak.
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4. 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; as, I inferred his determination from his silence.
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To infer is nothing but by virtue of one proposition laid down as true, to draw in another as true.
Locke.
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Such opportunities always infer obligations.
Atterbury.
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5. To show; to manifest; to prove. [Obs.]
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The first part is not the proof of the second, but rather contrariwise, the second inferreth well the first.
Sir T. More.
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This doth infer the zeal I had to see him.
Shak.
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