One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
‘Imply’ or ‘infer’?
The soldier implied the general was a traitor, without explicitly stating it.
Infer means to ‘deduce or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements’, as in:
From these facts in this report we can infer that crime has been increasing.
Read more about imply and infer on the OxfordWords blog.
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