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conclude

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1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point

  • a brief reminder of tonightʼs game concluded the announcements
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put paid to [chiefly British], ring down the curtain (on)

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2 to come to an end

  • the concert concluded late in the evening
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bite the dust

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3 to bring about through discussion and compromise

  • concluded an economic agreement among the worldʼs leading industrial nations
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4 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration

  • he concluded that the reprimand could wait until later
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5 to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information

  • concluded that only the murderer could possibly have known that information
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draw a conclusion

Synonym Discussion of conclude

close, end, conclude, finish, complete, terminate mean to bring or come to a stopping point or limit. close usually implies that something has been in some way open as well as unfinished.
    • close a debate
end conveys a strong sense of finality.
    • ended his life
conclude may imply a formal closing (as of a meeting).
    • the service concluded with a blessing
finish may stress completion of a final step in a process.
    • after it is painted, the house will be finished
complete implies the removal of all deficiencies or a successful finishing of what has been undertaken.
    • the resolving of this last issue completes the agreement
terminate implies the setting of a limit in time or space.
    • your employment terminates after three months


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