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extrapolate (something) from (something)

To deduce information from something Yeah, I extrapolated that they broke up from the scene I walked in on—Lauren sitting in the dark and crying with no sign of her so-called boyfriend anywhere.
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extrapolate something from something

to reason out the answer from the known facts. I cannot extrapolate what he meant from these notes. Can you extrapolate the annual total from the company's sales so far this year?
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Returning for inspiration to well-loved tradition, to the richly ornamented and generously proportioned interiors of old apartments in the city, the architects have extrapolated the richness and reinterpreted ornament to create an interior of great sensuality.