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 decide, determine, or resolve: He concluded that he would go no matter what the weather.
to shut up or enclose.
to restrict or confine.
- 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), pre·con·clud·ed, pre·con·clud·ing.
- un·con·clud·a·ble, adjective
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How to use conclude in a sentence
Growing up healthy means “learning how to deal with mild challenge and change,” Lyons concludes.A bit of stress may help young people build resilience | Esther Landhuis | August 27, 2020 | Science News For Students
It found problems, though, and concluded that many eligible lots wouldn’t work, because of logistical issues with its requirement that lots be split equally.Single-Family Zoning’s Century of Supremacy in San Diego | Andrew Keatts | August 26, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Our work shows that we need to constantly balance our own expectations with those we observe in others, and whether the two match up, the authors concluded.This Is How Your Brain Responds to Social Influence | Shelly Fan | August 25, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The letter concludes by saying that most of the signatories will likely decline to implement the proposed deferral.Business groups don’t expect to implement Trump’s ‘unworkable’ payroll order | Jeff | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
According to the meeting minutes, the board concluded that the law was likely outdated.SDPD Says it Will Stop Enforcing Seditious Language Law | Kate Nucci | August 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Finishing the Triple Crown with the Belmont is like concluding a triathlon with a marathon.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After | Michael Fensom | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The episode seemed to be moments from concluding with nobody hurt, if not necessarily happy ever after.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida | Michael Daly | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The next most common estimate is 8, respondents concluding that the sequence will reverse itself.
A judge eventually threw out the suit, concluding that the charges “lacked specificity.”
But the concluding chapter in the story of the Bosnian War has yet to be written.The Bosnia Atrocities, the World’s Greatest Forensic Puzzle | J.P. O’Malley | December 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
"Be calm, be calm," interposed Mr Bellamy gently, remarking that Allcraft slightly raised his voice at the concluding words.
"It is because of this I presume to advise you—but, of course——" And he hesitated, without concluding his sentence.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
A convention was held at Albany, for the purpose of concluding a treaty with the Six Nations.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
As to the concluding line of the extract, I must leave it to some better Irish scholar than I can boast myself.
“You are right,” said the minister who has already been introduced, and who overheard the concluding remark as he came forward.Hunted and Harried | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for conclude
(also intr) to come or cause to come to an end or conclusion
(takes a clause as object) to decide by reasoning; deduce: the judge concluded that the witness had told the truth
to arrange finally; settle: to conclude a treaty; it was concluded that he should go
obsolete to confine
- concluder, noun
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