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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