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:
The soldier implied the general was a traitor, without explicitlystating it.
He implied that you were all wrong.
2.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.
He inferred from what she said that you have not been well.
But you cannot ____waste from a high investment ratio alone.
He never meant to____ you should do anything unethical
We can____ the meaning of the word in the context.