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[ kuhn-klood ]

verb (used with object)

, con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.
  1. to bring to an end; finish; terminate:

    to conclude a speech with a quotation from the Bible.

  2. to say in conclusion:

    At the end of the speech he concluded that we had been a fine audience.

  3. to bring to a decision or settlement; settle or arrange finally:

    to conclude a treaty.

  4. to determine by reasoning; deduce; infer:

    They studied the document and concluded that the author must have been an eyewitness.

  5. to decide, determine, or resolve:

    He concluded that he would go no matter what the weather.

  6. Obsolete.
    1. to shut up or enclose.
    2. to restrict or confine.

verb (used without object)

, con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.
  1. to come to an end; finish:

    The meeting concluded at ten o'clock.

  2. to arrive at an opinion or judgment; come to a decision; decide:

    The jury concluded to set the accused free.


/ kənˈkluːd /


  1. also intr to come or cause to come to an end or conclusion
  2. takes a clause as object to decide by reasoning; deduce

    the judge concluded that the witness had told the truth

  3. to arrange finally; settle

    to conclude a treaty

    it was concluded that he should go

  4. obsolete.
    to confine

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Derived Forms

  • conˈcluder, noun

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Other Words From

  • con·clud·a·ble con·clud·i·ble adjective
  • con·clud·er noun
  • non·con·clud·ing adjective
  • pre·con·clude verb (used with object) preconcluded preconcluding
  • un·con·clud·a·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conclude1

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Latin conclūdere “to close, end an argument,” equivalent to con- con- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere “to close

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conclude1

C14: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close

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Example Sentences

The benefits are about equal between the two types of wetland, she concludes.

From this, the American microbiologist Bruce Birren concludes that “we’re not individuals, we’re colonies.”

This summer, Honda featured heavily in the Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split tournament, which concluded in September, as its exclusive automotive partner.

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Next week, for the event’s tenth anniversary, TechCrunch will try to cram all those things into attendees’ computers, roughly six months after the tech news site’s leadership concluded that an in-person version of the event would be impossible.

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Despite the improving data, for some economists, “It would be a grievous mistake to conclude this economy is off and running and they don’t need to provide additional support,” Moody’s Analytics’ Mark Zandi remarked to Fortune in late August.

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He should be speaking out forcefully and frequently about the need for calm as the jurors conclude their work.

TPA would allow Obama to conclude negotiations on a major trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Nonetheless, there are too many rumors and reports to allow one to conclude that all is well in Pyongyang.

The priests conclude that there is common ground on even the most contentious topics that pit science versus spirituality.

So, he participates in the swinging parties, we can conclude?

But at last, as he was on the point of dropping asleep, Madame Torvestad proposed that they should conclude with a hymn.

Beneath this melodrama, the circumstances are recounted at great length, and some halting verses conclude the mournful narration.

As they are free from spiritual hunger, I conclude that the craving for religion is not born in us, but must be inculcated.

It would, however, be incorrect to conclude from this that he lived without musical impressions.

I shall now conclude this Inquiry with some general observations on the subject and on some others which are interwoven with it.