[ 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.
Words nearby conclude
Origin of conclude
OTHER WORDS FROM 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 forms of concludeconcluder, noun
Word Origin for conclude
C14: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close
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