- 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.
- 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.
Origin of conclude
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“We are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department,” DeWine concluded.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
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"And so he married money," concluded Mrs. Gwilt-Athelstan of one they had discussed.The Spenders
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Our peace with the power with whom we had been engaged had also been concluded.
But the morning service has concluded, and the streets are again crowded with people.Sunday under Three Heads
Her father had concluded every thing with Mr. Solmes, not doubting her compliance.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
He concluded by formally moving the presentation of the address to the Queen.The Grand Old Man
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- (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
C14: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for concluded
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