imply vs infer

imply infer


  • 1) transitive to have as a necessary consequence
  • 2) transitive, of a person to suggest by logical inference
  • 3) archaic to enfold, entangle.
  • 4) transitive to hint; to insinuate; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement
  • 5) suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
  • 6) express or state indirectly
  • 7) have as a logical consequence
  • 8) To contain by implication; include virtually; involve; signify or import by fair inference or deduction; hence, to express indirectly; insinuate.
  • 9) To infold; inclose; inwrap.
  • 10) To make evident indirectly: synonym: suggest.
  • 11) To express or state indirectly.
  • 12) obsolete To refer, ascribe, or attribute.
  • 13) To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually.
  • 14) obsolete To infold or involve; to wrap up.


  • 1) obsolete To show; to manifest; to prove.
  • 2) conclude by reasoning; in logic
  • 3) draw from specific cases for more general cases
  • 4) guess correctly; solve by guessing
  • 5) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  • 6) 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.
  • 7) To bear presumption or proof of; imply.
  • 8) To bring in, on, or about; lead forward or advance; adduce.
  • 9) To conclude; reach a conclusion by reasoning.
  • 10) To draw inferences.
  • 11) To conclude from evidence or by reasoning.
  • 12) To indicate indirectly; imply.
  • 13) To involve by logical necessity; entail.
  • 14) 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.
  • 15) obsolete To offer, as violence.
  • 16) obsolete To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.
  • 17) obsolete To bring on; to induce; to occasion.


  • 1) And she is straight on the defensive if any of my questions imply a criticism.
  • 2) As in the former case there can be no expressed or implied suggestion that such products are beneficial to health.
  • 3) One says it implies some heads aren't doing their job properly.
  • 4) But there's something in the way she says it that implies catastrophe.
  • 5) Their Lordships implied no criticism of counsel.
  • 6) Incredibly, in the present context, some are saying things that imply just this notion.
  • 7) To suggest otherwise implies, disgracefully, that victims are somehow complicit in the violence against them.
  • 8) What this implies, he suggests, is that the recent rallies in some eurozone government bonds are actually due to foreign investors buying in anticipation.
  • 9) “Why does the word imply male siblings and not female as well?”
  • 10) "Why does the word imply male siblings and not female as well?"
  • 11) By the way - the numvber two rule is that ever4y poster will post the exact opposite of what their name imply e.g.
  • 12) Does the "Chapter 1" part of the title imply that there will be a Chapter 2?
  • 13) As the two parts of the title imply, it contrasts the recent Axelrodian hagiography of Obama as the biracial transcender with the man's own evasively written but ultimately quite clear autobiography.
  • 14) ‘Her words were ripped out of context and her speech was widely reported as implying her support for terrorism.’
  • 15) ‘The rebirth implied by the concept of the Renaissance had reference to classical learning.’
  • 16) ‘These data imply that kava extract is superior to placebo as a symptomatic treatment of anxiety.’
  • 17) ‘Both claims are often implied in arguments, but rarely made explicit.’
  • 18) ‘I have never said that we will win because that rather implies you know what voters are going to do.’
  • 19) ‘When he started as Labour leader the cartoonists saw him as Bambi, referring to that smiley expression as well as implying a certain naivety.’
  • 20) ‘Believe it or not, this was a pejorative term, implying unrealistic ambitions.’
  • 21) ‘He was implying that learning about something could somehow contaminate you; that knowledge could corrupt.’
  • 22) ‘He stressed he was not implying wrongdoing by anyone connected with the Minster.’
  • 23) ‘To say this is to imply that racism can simply be washed away, wished away or ignored.’
  • 24) ‘He seems to imply that domestic violence, especially against women, isn't that big a deal.’
  • 25) ‘Of course, that one doesn't protest about a thing doesn't necessarily imply endorsement of it.’
  • 26) ‘The results also imply that statins could help treat rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases.’
  • 27) ‘At the same time, the original article strongly implied that the memo came from the GOP.’
  • 28) ‘The book's very title implies acceptance of the classic distinction in philosophy between matter and form.’
  • 29) ‘The relative absence of women in this public sphere automatically implies their lack of power.’
  • 30) ‘He said: "They were clearly implying impropriety on my part."’
  • 31) ‘They were very clever in the way in which they implied what was going on.’
  • 32) ‘The new finding implies that our own galaxy is probably much bigger than textbooks say.’
  • 33) ‘This implied that there could be more than a single correct answer to the same question.’
  • 34) ‘Caring about the consequences of events of which you disapproved does not imply support for those events.’
  • 35) ‘To suggest so implies a deep misunderstanding of the nature of consciousness.’
  • 36) ‘Theft from a major museum need not necessarily imply neglect or faulty security systems.’
  • 37) ‘It was a kind gesture but one that would be unlikely today because it might imply culpability and lead to litigation.’
  • 38) ‘Excuse me for being slightly cynical, but going to a film doesn't necessarily imply a dose of culture.’
  • 39) ‘Amassing more data does not necessarily imply the acquisition of better information.’
  • 40) ‘The growth of formal law necessarily implies a decline in other forms of social cohesion, or glue.’
  • 41) ‘Immunogenicity does not necessarily imply opsonising antibody production.’
  • 42) ‘This objection presupposes that group differences imply essential conflicts of interest.’
  • 43) ‘This may or may not be an error, but it does not necessarily imply a systemic failing.’
  • 44) ‘Caring for and protecting the historic environment does not imply opposing change.’
  • 45) ‘Of course, the real picture is much more complicated than this statistic implies.’
  • 46) ‘Patronage politics implied the distribution of positions as well as benefits of various forms.’
  • 47) ‘Our position in no way implied political support for the Democratic Party.’
  • 48) ‘High levels do not necessarily imply cancer, but indicate the need for a fuller investigation.’
  • 49) ‘Videogames imply conflict, either between players, or a single player battling a computer.’
  • 50) ‘Sitting on a fence does not imply a lack of commitment, it simply gives one the option on which side to get off.’
  • 51) ‘Check the underside for signs of heavy scuffing as this could imply track use.’
  • 52) ‘Although these models imply the possibility of negative interest rates, the chance is very low with well chosen parameters.’


  • 1) You cannot properly reason, deduce or infer without a framework or structure on which to hang individual items of information.
  • 2) There will still be convictions where there is evidence of intent to cause harm, or if it can be inferred from the behaviour of the gang.
  • 3) The view of the majority in the Court of Appeal was that after a certain lapse of time prejudice could be inferred without evidence.
  • 4) Who decides whether it's acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition or to use the word "infer" as a synonym for "imply"?
  • 5) I cannot infer from the opinion in Green that this statute had even been enacted when Burns was decided in1872.
  • 6) I infer from the question that this is purely and simply a coyote rifle.
  • 7) Am I to infer from the video that Phil shot at those duck decoy with the slingshot!
  • 8) It is simpleminded to infer from the rate at which intermarriage was increasing in one decade and the rate it was increasing in the subsequent decade that a fall off must reflect an unfavorable “trend” with respect to progress toward greater interracial harmony.
  • 9) As one might infer from the title, the US President is involved.
  • 10) Consequently, it is wrong to infer from the risk-free rate that there is no constraint on borrowing or that the rate of return on capital investment is negative.
  • 11) ‘Rather, Matt is inferring it from all the talk of Social Security's problems starting in 2018.’
  • 12) ‘I shall now suggest five reasons for inferring God as their source or ground.’
  • 13) ‘This prejudice is inferred, and no evidence is required to enable a judge to consider it.’
  • 14) ‘A reasonable man would not infer guilt from the fact of a police inquiry.’
  • 15) ‘While Greenberg qualifies her conclusions, she also overreaches in inferring a political sea change.’
  • 16) ‘By carefully measuring the spin of the outer electron, he says, it will be possible to infer the spin of the nucleus.’
  • 17) ‘The street was not identified, although it is possible to infer the number of the house from the photograph.’
  • 18) ‘In such a case… it may be possible to infer their common intention from their conduct.’
  • 19) ‘In other words, it must be possible to infer a common intention to be bound by a contract which has legal effect.’
  • 20) ‘It is, apparently, now possible to infer the colour of a person's skin from their typing.’
  • 21) ‘In the first place it is possible to infer a certain topicality in the discourse.’
  • 22) ‘Smuggling is inferred from a few of the tails allegedly being undersized and illegal.’
  • 23) ‘There are in fact two types of error that can be made when inferring statistical significance.’
  • 24) ‘Berndt infers a pull-apart basin as the reason for this local depression, because of the location between two major strike-slip faults.’
  • 25) ‘We also analyze the evidence for the presence of a disease mutation after inferring the ancestry of a locus.’
  • 26) ‘Other circumstances in addition thereto must exist to allow the trier of fact to infer malice.’
  • 27) ‘Their Honours go on in the next paragraph to say it is really a no evidence case and on the next page to infer error of law.’
  • 28) ‘Nor is it open to the court to infer dishonesty from facts which have been pleaded but are consistent with honesty.’
  • 29) ‘These facts are used to infer a fluvial environment of deposition for the Upper Flora Sandstone.’
  • 30) ‘The search engine uses technology that infers the topic of the page and then delivers relevant text ads from a database containing thousands of advertisers.’

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