But we can extrapolate from previous experience that decapitation does incentivize Hamas to ease up on its attacks.
We can use evidence from the present to extrapolate about the past.
A sound pension should plan for the time on the bottom, not extrapolate from the moment on top.
There are enormous problems with trying to extrapolate the extent of sex trafficking from police arrest records.
They extrapolate the past and tell you what's possible in the future.
Jamison began to extrapolate from his observations out the control-room port, adding film-clips for authority.
Do you extrapolate your mastications, too, and get frightened of the stink you might get?
Cochrane cocked an eye at Jamison, who could extrapolate at the drop of an equation.
They extrapolate a sequence beautifully—but they can be out-thought.
He saw his shortcoming, but could not do anything to help it: he was unable to extrapolate ahead.
1874, a back-formation from extrapolation by analogy of interpolate. Said in early references to be an expression of Sir George Airy (1801-1892), English mathematician and astronomer. Related: Extrapolated; extrapolating.