Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What's the Word Wednesday? Imply - Infer


Strongly suggest the truth or existence of (something not expressly stated): "the report implies that two million jobs might be lost".

Synonyms: mean - hint -  suggest


Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.

Synonyms: conclude - deduce

Sometimes we use the word imply when we mean infer. Write a story where one of your characters either imply or infer information.

For example:

Story can infer that Critique is hungry when she sees her sniffing her empty dish.

When Mrs. Wryter mentions how messy Storee's room is, she is implying that Storee  should put her things away.

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