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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to conclude; frequently used with "de")
a. to infer
Se infirió de los datos recolectados que había habido una pérdida de gas previa a la explosión.It was inferred from the data collected that there had been a gas leak previous to the explosion.
Matías vio siluetas a través de la ventana e infirió que le habían organizado una fiesta sorpresa.Matias saw figures through the window and inferred there was a surprise party waiting for him.
b. to deduce
Los arqueólogos infirieron que el edificio funcionaba como un taller.The archaeologists deduced that the building used to be a workshop.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(to bring about)
a. to cause (harm)
La prensa infirió grandes daños a su reputación.The press caused great damage to her reputation.
b. to inflict
El samurái sacó su katana y le infirió una herida fatal.The samurai drew his katana and inflicted a fatal injury on him.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (deducir)
a. to infer
b. to deduce
2. (ocasionar; herida)
a. to inflict
3. (mal)
a. to cause
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transitive verb
1 (deducir) to infer; deduce
inferir una cosa de otra to infer one thing from another
2 (causar) [+herida] to inflict;a, en on; [+insulto] to offer;a to;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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