Thesaurus

conclude

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conclude

  1. 1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point a brief reminder of tonight's game concluded the announcements Synonyms of conclude close out, complete, close, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upWords Related to conclude climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspendAntonyms of conclude begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  2. 2 to come to an end the concert concluded late in the evening Synonyms of conclude 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)Words Related to conclude 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 of conclude draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of conclude continue, hang on, persist

  3. 3 to bring about through discussion and compromise concluded an economic agreement among the world's leading industrial nations Synonyms of conclude arrange, bargain, concert, negotiateWords Related to conclude 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. 4 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration he concluded that the reprimand could wait until later Synonyms of conclude choose, decide, determine, figure, name, opt, resolve, settle (on or upon)Words Related to conclude 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 of conclude abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver

  5. 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 of conclude infer, decide, deduce, derive, extrapolate, gather, judge, make out, reason, understandWords Related to conclude assume, suppose; conjecture, guess, speculate, surmise; construe, interpret, read; contemplate, philosophize, rationalize, think; ascertain, dope (out), find out

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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