[ kuh n-klood ]
/ kənˈklud /
verb (used with object), con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.
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
con·clud·a·ble, con·clud·i·ble, adjectivecon·clud·er, nounnon·con·clud·ing, adjectivepre·con·clude, verb (used with object), pre·con·clud·ed, pre·con·clud·ing.
un·con·clud·a·ble, adjectiveun·con·clud·ed, adjectivewell-con·clud·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for concludable
/ (kənˈkluːd) /
verb (mainly tr)
(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
Derived Formsconcluder, noun
Word Origin for conclude
C14: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close
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