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Deduce vs. Infer

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  • Deduce (verb)

    To reach a conclusion by applying rules of logic to given premises.

  • Deduce (verb)

    To take away; to deduct; to subtract.

    "to deduce a part from the whole"

  • Deduce (verb)

    To lead forth.

  • Infer (verb)

    To introduce (something) as a reasoned conclusion; to conclude by reasoning or deduction, as from premises or evidence. from 16th c.

  • Infer (verb)

    To lead to (something) as a consequence; to imply. (Now often considered incorrect, especially with a person as subject.) from 16th c.

  • Infer (verb)

    To cause, inflict (something) upon or to someone. 16th-18th c.

  • Infer (verb)

    To introduce (a subject) in speaking, writing etc.; to bring in. 16th–18th c.

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  • Deduce

    To lead forth.

  • Deduce

    To take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part from the whole.

  • Deduce

    To derive or draw; to derive by logical process; to obtain or arrive at as the result of reasoning; to gather, as a truth or opinion, from what precedes or from premises; to infer; - with from or out of.

  • Infer

    To bring on; to induce; to occasion.

  • Infer

    To offer, as violence.

  • Infer

    To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.

  • Infer

    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.

  • Infer

    To show; to manifest; to prove.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Deduce (verb)

    reason by deduction; establish by deduction

  • Deduce (verb)

    conclude by reasoning; in logic

  • Infer (verb)

    reason by deduction; establish by deduction

  • Infer (verb)

    draw from specific cases for more general cases

  • Infer (verb)

    conclude by reasoning; in logic

  • Infer (verb)

    guess correctly; solve by guessing;

    "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

  • Infer (verb)

    believe to be the case;

    "I understand you have no previous experience?"

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