- to bring to an end; finish; terminate: to conclude a speech with a quotation from the Bible.
- to say in conclusion: At the end of the speech he concluded that we had been a fine audience.
- to bring to a decision or settlement; settle or arrange finally: to conclude a treaty.
- to determine by reasoning; deduce; infer: They studied the document and concluded that the author must have been an eyewitness.
- to decide, determine, or resolve: He concluded that he would go no matter what the weather.
- to shut up or enclose.
- to restrict or confine.
- to come to an end; finish: The meeting concluded at ten o'clock.
- to arrive at an opinion or judgment; come to a decision; decide: The jury concluded to set the accused free.
Origin of conclude
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Examples from the Web for conclude
TPA would allow Obama to conclude negotiations on a major trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?
November 4, 2014
Nonetheless, there are too many rumors and reports to allow one to conclude that all is well in Pyongyang.Has North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Been Toppled?
Gordon G. Chang
October 6, 2014
So, he participates in the swinging parties, we can conclude?'Lord Fraud' Gets Out of Jail, Back Into Orgies
August 26, 2014
“I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there,” Gordon writes.The Blogger Who Offered an Argument for Palestinian Genocide
August 1, 2014
It seems reasonable to conclude that U.S. immigration policy is simply not driving this current crisis.The So-Called Immigration Border Crisis Is Neither
July 10, 2014
All he could conclude was that it was not ophthalmia or trachoma.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
I soon found what had put Jason in such a hurry to conclude this business.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Then we may conclude that my friend Mrs. Luttridge is not yet come to Rantipole.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
On the 9th, Nelson landed again, to conclude the terms of the armistice.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
But he cannot miss it, I think: and must conclude that it is put there for him to take away.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
- (also intr) to come or cause to come to an end or conclusion
- (takes a clause as object) to decide by reasoning; deducethe judge concluded that the witness had told the truth
- to arrange finally; settleto conclude a treaty; it was concluded that he should go
- obsolete to confine
C14: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for conclude
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