infer from

This page is about the phrasal verb infer from.

Meaning: to believe something is true because you have some indirect evidence of it

For example:

  • infer sth from sth The dog was in good condition, and it wagged its tail when we patted it, so we inferred from this that it was someone's pet.

  • be inferred from A lot can be inferred from the tone of someone's voice when they speak, such as their mood and their general state of mind.

Quick Quiz:

We inferred from his old clothes and his cheap watch that he was

a. wealthy

b. poor

c. stupid

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Contributor: Matt Errey