verb (used with object), con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.
- to shut up or enclose.
- to restrict or confine.
verb (used without object), con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.
Origin of conclude
Examples from the Web for conclude
TPA would allow Obama to conclude negotiations on a major trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nonetheless, there are too many rumors and reports to allow one to conclude that all is well in Pyongyang.
So, he participates in the swinging parties, we can conclude?
“I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there,” Gordon writes.The Blogger Who Offered an Argument for Palestinian Genocide|Gideon Resnick|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems reasonable to conclude that U.S. immigration policy is simply not driving this current crisis.The So-Called Immigration Border Crisis Is Neither|Sally Kohn|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing more having been heard of our poor little kitten, we can only conclude that she has gone overboard.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'|Annie Allnut Brassey
In London they cite again the example of the wars of Napoleon, and conclude with: "What man has done man can do again."In the World War|Count Ottokar Czernin
He was very clever at out-guessing a pitcher and being able to conclude what was coming.Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
To conclude ascetically is to give up, and not to solve, the problem.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
But before I could conclude, she burst into a torrent of tears and rushed from the room.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
British Dictionary definitions for conclude
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for conclude
Word Origin and History for conclude
early 14c., "end an argument," from Latin concludere "to shut up, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + -cludere, comb. form of claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). Meaning "reach a mental conclusion, deduce" is from late 14c., a sense also in Latin. Related: Concluded; concluding.