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conclude

[ kuhn-klood ]
/ kənˈklud /
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verb (used with object), con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.

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.

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Origin of conclude

1250–1300; Middle English <Latin conclūdere to close, end an argument, equivalent to con-con- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to close

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British Dictionary definitions for conclude

conclude
/ (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 conclude

concluder, noun

Word Origin for conclude

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