- The definition of conclude means to finish or end.
An example of to conclude is to write an ending to a term paper.
transitive verbconcluded, concluding
- to bring to a close; end; finish
- to decide by reasoning; infer; deduce
- to decide; determine
- to arrange or settle; come to an agreement about: to conclude a pact
Origin of concludeMiddle English concluden, to conclude ; from Classical Latin concludere, to shut up, enclose ; from com-, together + claudere, to shut, close
- to come to a close; end; finish
- to come to an agreement
verbcon·clud·ed, con·clud·ing, con·cludes
- To bring to an end; close: concluded the rally with the national anthem. See Synonyms at complete.
- To bring about (a final agreement or settlement): conclude a peace treaty.
- To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning: The jury concluded that the defendant was innocent. See Synonyms at decide.
- Obsolete To confine; enclose.
- To come to an end; close: The show concluded with a dance routine.
- To come to a decision or agreement: The committee concluded on a course of action.
Origin of concludeMiddle English concluden, from Latin conclūdere : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + claudere, to close.
(third-person singular simple present concludes, present participle concluding, simple past and past participle concluded)
- (intransitive) To end; to come to an end.
- The story concluded with a moral.
- To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
- To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.
- to conclude a bargain
- To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.
- From the evidence, I conclude that this man was murdered.
- To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar;generally in the passive.
- The defendant is concluded by his own plea.
- A judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence.
- Bible, Gal. iii. 22
- The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.
- (logic) to deduce, to infer (develop a causal relation)
From Latin conclūdere, present active infinitive of conclūdō.