- 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 concluding
Finishing the Triple Crown with the Belmont is like concluding a triathlon with a marathon.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After
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The episode seemed to be moments from concluding with nobody hurt, if not necessarily happy ever after.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida
March 30, 2014
A judge eventually threw out the suit, concluding that the charges “lacked specificity.”Dinesh D’Souza’s Series of Unfortunate Events
January 24, 2014
But the concluding chapter in the story of the Bosnian War has yet to be written.The Bosnia Atrocities, the World’s Greatest Forensic Puzzle
December 1, 2013
Inevitably, 007 ends up alone before—a nice, concluding touch—disappearing into the slipstream of a Sunday morning.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?
October 5, 2013
There was even a certain grandeur in the concluding part of the piece.My Double Life
We extract from the report, however, the concluding advice of the Boss.The Book of Khalid
Abbe Mouret was just concluding the De profundis in front of Albine's grave.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
He came round to that as the concluding exhibition in his performance.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
Miss Snowden solemnly read the concluding paragraph of the resolutions.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- (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 concluding
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