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What is the opposite of deduce?

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Opposite of to form an understanding or conclusion from something
Opposite of to infer by extending known information
Opposite of to learn or come to an awareness of something
Opposite of to become aware or come to a realization of
To discover (something) by guesswork or intuition
“It would likely be a mistake to divine an intention simply from the activities of a group.”
Opposite of to establish or make a determination on the nature of someone or something
“Many people mistake the endangered water vole for the brown rat and accidentally poison them or disturb their burrows.”
Opposite of to arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
“I don't know where we are going, but I can only guess it's not going to be a beach paradise.”
Opposite of to logically form, or arrive at, an opinion or conclusion about something
“I suspect that the investigation into my alleged involvement with the affair will draw to a close soon.”
Opposite of to form a supposition
“I know why you did what you did, but that doesn't it right.”
Opposite of to reach (a conclusion) by deduction or inference from a set of circumstances
“Investigators urged the public not to jump to conclusions about the motives of the suspects.”
Opposite of to think or assume something to be true, especially as a rationale for something else
Opposite of to infer or deduce from existing data
Opposite of to regard as likely
“I know that is a durian based on the unmistakable smell.”
Opposite of to ascertain through analysis or investigation
“The detectives would disprove that Steven was innocent after finding traces of the victim's DNA on his premises.”
(with clause) Opposite of to believe without reason
“I reject the ridiculous idea that this earth may actually be flat.”
Opposite of to calculate roughly, especially for purposes of analysis
“To determine the effectiveness of the review process, we can measure the number of errors found during specification.”
Opposite of to identify or make a determination on something relevant or important
“How did I miss such a crucial clue?”
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