What does the word infer mean?

Usage examples for infer

  1. You might infer, perhaps, that when he got up he hurried over his dressing. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  2. My reader must not infer that we have arrived at a permanent agriculture, although we begin now to see the importance of a permanent land occupancy. – The Holy Earth by L. H. Bailey
  3. All that I mean to say is that it is impossible to infer it from reasoning. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus