infer from

infer from (something)

To come to or reach a conclusion from or regarding the information with which one is presented. A noun or pronoun can be used between "infer" and "from." We can infer the effect this policy has had from the data across all demographics in the country. I invite the public to infer from the televised debates as to who is truly better able to lead the country.
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infer something from something

to reach a conclusion from something; to deduce facts from something, such as someone's words, a situation, etc. What can we infer from the experience we have just had? You should not infer anything from Sue's remarks.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
And I do believe that you are not convinced--this I infer from your general character, for had I judged only from your speeches I should have mistrusted you.
We can thus, as I infer from Professor Owen's interesting description of these parts, understand the strange fact that every particle of food and drink which we swallow has to pass over the orifice of the trachea, with some risk of falling into the lungs, notwithstanding the beautiful contrivance by which the glottis is closed.
"What wouldst thou have me infer from all thou hast said, Sancho?" asked Don Quixote.
(496) If the probability of the collateral crime following the target crime was a virtual certainty, then the jury can infer from this evidence that the defendant's claim that she did not intend the perpetrator to perpetrate the collateral crime is a lie.
One cannot any longer infer from the apparatus (the detectors) which path of the photon took, precisely because one was also trying to determine in the two paths interfered.