Synonyms and Antonyms of conclusion
an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning
- the detective's conclusion that the perpetrator had to be left-handed
decision, deliverance, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), resolution, ruling, verdict
conjecture, guess, surmise
assumption, presumption, supposition
a position arrived at after consideration
- We came to the conclusion that we couldn't go on vacation while the dog was sick.
behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, instruction, mandate, order, word
last word, say-so
adjudication, disposition, doom, finding, ruling, sentence
choice, option, selection
belief, conviction, eye, feeling, mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, view
a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
- All their efforts came to no practical conclusion.
aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, consequence, corollary, development, effect, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot
denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion
afterclap, afterglow, aftershock
by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-off
consideration, determinant, factor
base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork
impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus
mother, origin, root, source, spring
the last part of a process or action
- The conclusion of the speech was a farewell to all the graduates.
capper, close, closing, consummation, end, endgame, ending, finale, finis, finish, grand finale, home stretch, mop-up, windup, wrap-up
acme, apex, capstone, climax, copestone, coup de grâce (or coup de grace), crescendo, crown, culmination, high-water mark, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, tip-top, top, zenith
aftermath, anticlimax, coda, epilogue (also epilog), postscript
shank, tag end, tail end
the stopping of a process or activity
- A bell signaled the conclusion of the event.
arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, end, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, termination