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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Infer


INFER', verb transitive [Latin infero; in and fero, to bear or produce.]

1. Literally, to bring on; to induce. [Little used.]

2. To deduce; to draw or derive, as a fact or consequence. From the character of God, as creator and governor of the world, we infer the indispensable obligation of all his creatures to obey his commands. We infer one proposition or truth from another, when we perceive that if one is true, the other must be true also.

3. To offer; to produce. [Not used.]