Synonyms and Antonyms of conclusion
1 an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning <the detective's conclusion that the murderer had to be left-handed> Synonyms consequence, deduction, determination, eduction, induction, inference, sequitur Related Words decision, deliverance, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), resolution, ruling, verdict; conjecture, guess, surmise; assumption, presumption, supposition
2 a position arrived at after consideration <came to the conclusion that we couldn't go on vacation while the dog was sick> Synonyms award, call, decision, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdictRelated Words behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, instruction, mandate, order, word; last word, say-so; adjudication, disposition, doom, finding, ruling, sentence; choice, option, selection; consensus; belief, conviction, eye, feeling, mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, viewNear Antonyms deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate, standoff, tie
3 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause <all their efforts came to no practical conclusion> Synonyms aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, effect, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshotRelated Words ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-offNear Antonyms consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springAntonyms antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason
4 the last part of a process or action <the conclusion of the speech was a national call to arms> Synonyms capper, close, closing, finale, consummation, end, endgame, ending, finis, finish, grand finale, home stretch, mop-up, windup, wrap-upRelated Words acme, apex, capstone, climax, copestone, coup de grâce (or coup de grace), crescendo, crown, culmination, high-water mark, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, tip-top, top, zenith; aftermath, anticlimax, coda, epilogue (also epilog), postscript; shank, tag end, tail endNear Antonyms foreword, introduction, overture, preamble, preface, prelude, prologue (also prolog)Antonyms baseline, beginning, dawn, day one, nascence, nascency, opening, start
5 the stopping of a process or activity <a bell signaled the conclusion of the event> Synonyms arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, end, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationRelated Words mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms continuance, continuation
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