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 concluding
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|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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Inevitably, 007 ends up alone before—a nice, concluding touch—disappearing into the slipstream of a Sunday morning.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?|Robert McCrum|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I write these concluding lines on a rock, under the shade of a tree on the banks of the island.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
The post-existence, as well as the pre-existence of the soul, is affirmed in the concluding books.
He put this concluding question with a wink of such astounding significance, that Little Jim could only reply with another “sk!”Life in the Red Brigade|R.M. Ballantyne
We are therefore justified in concluding that in the viviparous forms the development is abbreviated and modified.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The promises of the Spirit to the churches recall the glories of the New Jerusalem of the concluding vision of the seer.The Making of the New Testament|Benjamin W. Bacon
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.