Conclude definition

kən-klo͝od
To bring to an end; close.

Concluded the rally with the national anthem.

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To bring to a close; end; finish.
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To come to an end; close.

The show concluded with a dance routine.

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To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
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To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.

To conclude a bargain.

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Bible, Gal. iii. 22

The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.

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(logic) To deduce, to infer (develop a causal relation)
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To come to an agreement.
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The definition of conclude means to finish or end.

An example of to conclude is to write an ending to a term paper.

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(intransitive) To end; to come to an end.

The story concluded with a moral.

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To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.

From the evidence, I conclude that this man was murdered.

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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.

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To come to a close; end; finish.
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(obsolete) To confine; enclose.
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To come to a decision or agreement.

The committee concluded on a course of action.

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To decide by reasoning; infer; deduce.
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To decide; determine.
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To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about.

To conclude a pact.

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To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning.

The jury concluded that the defendant was innocent.

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To bring about (a final agreement or settlement).

Conclude a peace treaty.

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Origin of conclude

  • Middle English concluden from Latin conclūdere com- intensive pref. com– claudere to close

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin conclūdere, present active infinitive of conclūdō.

    From Wiktionary