draw an inference

draw a conclusion/an inference/ phrase
to decide what to believe about something after you have considered the facts

Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions from the report.

Thesaurus: to form an opinion, or to have an ideasynonym
Main entry: draw

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • draw an inference — index construe (comprehend), derive (deduce), gauge, infer, presuppose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • draw the inference — index assume (suppose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inference — n. 1) to draw, make an inference from 2) an invalid; valid inference 3) an inference that + clause (we made the inference that she had been wrongly accused) * * * [ ɪnf(ə)rəns] make an inference from valid inference an invalid to draw an… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inference — in·fer·ence / in fə rəns/ n 1: the act or process of inferring; specif: the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow logically from that of the former 2: something …   Law dictionary

  • Inference — is the act or process of deriving a conclusion based solely on what one already knows. Inference is studied within several different fields. * Human inference (i.e. how humans draw conclusions) is traditionally studied within the field of… …   Wikipedia

  • draw — [drô] vt. drew, drawn, drawing [ME drawen < OE dragan, akin to ON draga, to drag, Ger tragen, to bear, carry < IE base * dherāgh , to pull, draw along > L trahere, to pull, draw] I indicating traction 1. to make move toward one or along… …   English World dictionary

  • draw — ► VERB (past drew; past part. drawn) 1) produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper. 2) produce (a line) on a surface. 3) pull or drag (a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind. 4) pull or move in a specified direction. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • draw a conclusion — draw a conclusion/an inference/ phrase to decide what to believe about something after you have considered the facts Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions from the report. Thesaurus: to form an opinion, or to have an ideasynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inference */ — UK [ˈɪnf(ə)rəns] / US [ˈɪnfərəns] noun Word forms inference : singular inference plural inferences a) [countable] an opinion that you form about something that is based on information you already have inference from: It s impossible to make… …   English dictionary

  • inference — in|fer|ence [ ınfərəns ] noun * count an opinion you form about something that is based on information you already have: inference from: It s impossible to make inferences from such a small sample. make/draw inferences: They hope to draw… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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