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"Infer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "inferir", and "deduce" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "deducir". Learn more about the difference between "infer" and "deduce" below.
infer(
ihn
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fuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to conclude)
a. inferir
We can safely infer from the data that there is no correlation between the two variables.Podemos inferir de los datos con certeza que no hay ninguna correlación entre las dos variables.
b. deducir
She inferred from the lack of responses that no one would be attending the party.Dedujo de la falta de respuestas que nadie asistiría a la fiesta.
2. (to imply)
a. insinuar
My student's father inferred that I was an unqualified teacher.El padre de mi alumno insinuó que yo era un docente no cualificado.
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deduce(
dih
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dus
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. deducir
The detective found several clues that helped him to deduce the identity of the killer.El detective encontró varias pistas que lo ayudaron a deducir la identidad del asesino.
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