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 concluded
By the time it concluded with a sing-a-long of “XO,” Beyoncé had done the rare thing.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She then concluded with the assertion that, “The story and the characters of Girl Online are mine.”Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Bale appears to have concluded that Moses may have been more bad than good.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
LAPD police chief Charlie Beck concluded Corrales and Diego had acted reasonably.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department,” DeWine concluded.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"If it only makes them hold off until morning I shall be satisfied," concluded Captain Moore.Boys of The Fort|Ralph Bonehill
Alice concluded not to honor the other girl by bringing her into the discussion.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
Being a lady, she never mentioned the thought to her husband, but she concluded that it would occur to him too.The Longest Journey|E. M. Forster
This, after some pondering, I concluded to represent Pygmalion, as he awaited the quickening of his statue.Phantastes|George MacDonald
Other women came forward and danced behind one another, which concluded the ceremony.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin 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.