Definition of conclude
1 obsolete : to shut up : enclose
2 : to bring to an end especially in a particular way or with a particular action conclude a meeting
3a : to reach as a logically necessary end by reasoning : infer on the basis of evidence concluded that her argument was soundb : to make a decision about : decide concluded he would wait a little longerc : to come to an agreement on : effect conclude a sale concluded a peace treaty
4 : to bring about as a result : complete
1 : end The festivities concluded at midnight.
2a : to form a final judgmentb : to reach a decision or agreement
Examples of conclude in a Sentence
The investigation has not yet concluded.
The meeting concluded at noon.
The chairman concluded by wishing us all a happy holiday.
We concluded the meeting on a happy note.
The chairman concluded his speech by wishing us all a happy holiday.
We conclude from our review of the evidence that they are right.
Many studies have concluded that smoking is dangerous.
The speech, many historians concluded, was the most important of his career.
Their effort to conclude an agreement was a success.
Recent Examples of conclude from the Web
One experiment, which assigned young people to play four types of games, concluded that those in the MMO group played more, slept less and suffered worse health effects than other players.
Running until June 11 to conclude the Court's 2016-17 season at Court Theatre, it is directed by Devon De Mayo.
The Fourth Circuit’s majority opinion recited Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and concluded that a reviewing court can and should use these as indications of the executive’s motive in promulgating the ban.
Racers conclude the race with a 3.1-mile run through downtown Fairhope and finish alongside scenic Mobile Bay.
HOT ROOKIE Rockies right-hander German Marquez will be the third straight rookie the Colorado Rockies have started against St. Louis in the series that concludes Sunday.
After pollsters got the 2015 election badly wrong, an investigation concluded the main reason was unrepresentative samples -- speaking to too many supporters of the opposition Labour Party and too few of the Conservatives who wound up triumphant.
The investigation concluded that the Islamic State had planted additional explosives in the building after the explosive residue gathered at the scene was not entirely consistent with what the blast of a GBU-38 would leave behind.
The show spans nearly the full career of the designer, presenting three looks each from 15 collections starting with her second, Chemical Crows, which debuted in January 2008, and concluding with Hacking Infinity from March 2015.
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Synonym Discussion of conclude
infer, deduce, conclude, judge, gather mean to arrive at a mental conclusion. infer implies arriving at a conclusion by reasoning from evidence; if the evidence is slight, the term comes close to surmise. from that remark, I inferred that they knew each other deduce often adds to infer the special implication of drawing a particular inference from a generalization. denied we could deduce anything important from human mortality conclude implies arriving at a necessary inference at the end of a chain of reasoning. concluded that only the accused could be guilty judge stresses a weighing of the evidence on which a conclusion is based. judge people by their actions gather suggests an intuitive forming of a conclusion from implications. gathered their desire to be alone without a word
CONCLUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conclude for English Language Learners
: to stop or finish : to come to an end : to end in a particular way or with a particular action
: to cause (something) to stop or finish : to end (something) in a particular way or with a particular action
: to form or state (an opinion) : to decide (something) after a period of thought or research
CONCLUDE Defined for Kids
Definition of conclude for Students
1 : to bring or come to an end : finish conclude a speech
2 : to decide after a period of thought or research I conclude that I was wrong.
3 : to bring about as a result They would like to conclude an agreement on working together.
Word Root of conclude
The Latin word claudere, meaning “to close” or “to shut,” gives us the root clud. To exclude is to shut another out of a group. To include is to shut someone into a group. To conclude, or bring something, such as a speech, to an end, is to close it.
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