Synonyms and Antonyms of conclude
1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point <a brief reminder of tonight's game concluded the announcements> Synonyms close out, complete, close, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upRelated Words climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspendAntonyms begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start
2 to come to an end <the concert concluded late in the evening> Synonyms break off, break up, close, cease, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist
3 to bring about through discussion and compromise <concluded an economic agreement among the world's leading industrial nations> Synonyms arrange, bargain, concert, negotiateRelated Words settle (on or upon); chaffer, deal, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, palter; agree; contract, covenant; argue, debate, discuss, hammer out, hash (over), reason, talk, talk over, work out; renegotiate
4 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration <he concluded that the reprimand could wait until later> Synonyms choose, decide, determine, figure, name, opt, resolve, settle (on or upon)Related Words decree, rule; cull, elect, handpick, pick, prefer, select, single (out); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, find, judge, referee, rule (on), umpire; chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull (over), ponder, question, ruminate, study, think (about or over), weighNear Antonyms abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver
5 to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information <concluded that only the murderer could possibly have known that information> Synonyms infer, decide, deduce, derive, extrapolate, gather, judge, make out, reason, understandRelated Words assume, suppose; conjecture, guess, speculate, surmise; construe, interpret, read; contemplate, philosophize, rationalize, think; ascertain, dope (out), find out
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