reach a conclusion

idiom

: to make a judgment or decision after a period of thought or research
Scientists have been studying this for years, but haven't reached a conclusion.
often + on/about
Scientists haven't yet reached a conclusion on/about the causes of this illness.

Examples of reach a conclusion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But probes reveal only the presence of information, not how, or even whether, the network uses it to reach a conclusion. Scientific American, 19 Sep. 2023 Many of them aren’t close to being resolved, and some may not reach a conclusion until long after she is gone. Brian Fung, CNN, 16 Oct. 2023 That case was the first in a string of enormous lawsuits filed by Dominion and Smartmatic to reach a conclusion. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 1 Aug. 2023 But the authors reach a conclusion that will be hard for the Pentagon to swallow: a coherent strategy will require states to adapt to and share power and sovereignty with international and domestic networks. Adam Segal, Foreign Affairs, 13 Nov. 2012 And the inevitable appeals end up proceeding on the courts’ regular timeline, often taking three to five years to reach a conclusion. Mike Damiano, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2023 Mueller would later explain that his office didn’t reach a conclusion about whether Trump committed crimes because charges simply weren’t an option – longstanding Justice Department policy didn’t allow prosecuting a sitting president. Zoe Tillman, Bloomberg.com, 7 Dec. 2022 Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran was ready to reach a conclusion through a foreign ministerial meeting and announce the final agreement if its views were accepted. Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN, 15 Aug. 2022 Mueller and his team, however, did not reach a conclusion as to whether the former president did obstruct justice. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 3 June 2021 See More

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“Reach a conclusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reach%20a%20conclusion. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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