1.Imply and infer can be easily confused due to their similar meanings. Imply means ‘indicate the truth or of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference’, as in:

1.Imply和infer的含义相近,因此常常容易混淆。Imply表示:暗示/隐含(通过暗示而不是明示表明真相或某物的存在性),比如:

The soldier implied the general was a traitor, without explicitlystating it.

这个士兵暗示将军是个叛徒,而不是明确声明。

He implied that you were all wrong.

他暗示你们都错了。

2.Infer means to ‘deduce or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements’, as in:

2.Infer表示:推断/猜测(由证据或者原因推断出某事而不是根据明确指出的陈述),例如:

From these facts in this report we can infer that crime has been increasing.

从报道的事实可以推断出犯罪事件呈上升趋势。

He inferred from what she said that you have not been well.

他从她的话里推断出你身体欠佳。

小测验:选出最合适的词语

But you cannot ____waste from a high investment ratio alone.

infer imply

He never meant to____ you should do anything unethical

infer imply

We can____ the meaning of the word in the context.

infer imply

答案:infer;imply;infer

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