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conclusive

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1 serving to put an end to all debate or questioning
  • the archeological discovery was conclusive proof that the Vikings had indeed settled in North America around 1000 a.d.

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2 having the power to persuade
  • a conclusive argument for allowing the students to put on a play of their own choosing

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conclusive, decisive, determinative, definitive mean bringing to an end. conclusive applies to reasoning or logical proof that puts an end to debate or questioning. conclusive evidence decisive may apply to something that ends a controversy, a contest, or any uncertainty. a decisive battle determinative adds an implication of giving a fixed character or direction. the determinative factor in the court's decision definitive applies to what is put forth as final and permanent. the definitive biography

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The first known use of conclusive was in 1536

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“Conclusive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conclusive. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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