(tr, preposition) to discern in or infer from a statement (meanings not intended by the speaker or writer)
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Can baboons read? Kind of.
Earlier this year, French behavioral scientist Jonathan Grainger and his team taught baboons to read. Well, not exactly. They taught the baboons to recognize words. The baboons played a game on a computer screen. When a fake word appears, they were supposed to press a blue plus sign. When a real word shows up, they were supposed to press a green circle. The baboons were …
guess, derive, assume, glean, speculate, reckon, deduce, presume, ascertain, construe, presuppose, interpret, surmise, deduct, infer, conjecture, figure, gather, draw, induce
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Find an additional hidden or unintended meaning in something that is said or written, as in What I read into that speech on foreign policy is that the Vice President plans to run for President. [Late 1800s]
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