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Sometimes 'infer' is confused with 'imply'. People infer, whereas statements imply.

Not quite. Speakers/writers imply. Listeners/readers infer. 23:31, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Infer definition 3 - inflict[edit]

Not sure if ths should be considered obsolete, I have heard this used in multiple places, and use it commonly myself.

Can you show us sources such as printed books that use this today? Equinox 17:28, 21 October 2015 (UTC)