in conclusion, finally: In conclusion, I would like to thank you for your attention.
    try conclusions with, to engage oneself in a struggle for victory or mastery over, as a person or an impediment.

Origin of conclusion

1300–50; Middle English < Latin conclūsiōn- (stem of conclūsiō), equivalent to conclūs(us) closed, past participle of conclūdere (conclūd- to conclude + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion
Related formscon·clu·sion·al, adjectivecon·clu·sion·al·ly, adverbnon·con·clu·sion, nounpre·con·clu·sion, noun

Synonyms for conclusion

Synonym study

1. See end1.

Antonyms for conclusion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for conclusion

Contemporary Examples of conclusion

Historical Examples of conclusion

British Dictionary definitions for conclusion



end or termination
the last main division of a speech, lecture, essay, etc
the outcome or result of an act, process, event, etc (esp in the phrase a foregone conclusion)
a final decision or judgment; resolution (esp in the phrase come to a conclusion)
  1. a statement that purports to follow from another or others (the premises) by means of an argument
  2. a statement that does validly follow from given premises
  1. an admission or statement binding on the party making it; estoppel
  2. the close of a pleading or of a conveyance
in conclusion lastly; to sum up
jump to conclusions to come to a conclusion prematurely, without sufficient thought or on incomplete evidence

Word Origin for conclusion

C14: via Old French from Latin; see conclude, -ion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for conclusion

late 14c., "deduction or conclusion reached by reasoning," from Old French conclusion "conclusion, result, outcome," from Latin conclusionem (nominative conclusio), noun of action from past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Also, from late 14c. "the end" (usually of speech or writing), "closing passages of a speech or writing."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with conclusion


see foregone conclusion; jump to a conclusion.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.