draw an inference

Conclude, as in From his wording, we can draw the inference that he disapproves. This idiom is a long-winded way of saying infer. [Late 1600s]


Nearby words

  1. draw,
  2. draw a bead on,
  3. draw a blank,
  4. draw a line between,
  5. draw a veil over,
  6. draw and quarter,
  7. draw away,
  8. draw back,
  9. draw blood,
  10. draw curtain

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