interpolate
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(pronounced in-TER-peh-layt)

Think of interpolating as inserting estimated figures or facts. It is sort of like assuming (remember that to assume can make an ass out of u and me), but hopefully basing one’s “guess” on some sort of contextual information, especially numerical in nature.

Example: Since the facility manager would never commit to providing Martha with any employee projection figures for the departments she had been hired by the company to reconfigure for long-term growth, she was forced to interpolate, using growth history data she dragged out of the head of HR.