conclude

verb
con·​clude | \ kən-ˈklüd How to pronounce conclude (audio) \
concluded; concluding

Definition of conclude

transitive verb

1 : to bring to an end especially in a particular way or with a particular action conclude a meeting
2a : to reach as a logically necessary end by reasoning : infer on the basis of evidence concluded that her argument was sound
b : to make a decision about : decide concluded he would wait a little longer
c : to come to an agreement on : effect conclude a sale concluded a peace treaty
3 : to bring about as a result : complete
4 obsolete : to shut up : enclose

intransitive verb

1 : end The festivities concluded at midnight.
2a : to form a final judgment
b : to reach a decision or agreement

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Other Words from conclude

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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

infer, deduce, conclude, judge, gather mean to arrive at a mental conclusion. infer implies arriving at a conclusion by reasoning from evidence; if the evidence is slight, the term comes close to surmise. from that remark, I inferred that they knew each other deduce often adds to infer the special implication of drawing a particular inference from a generalization. denied we could deduce anything important from human mortality conclude implies arriving at a necessary inference at the end of a chain of reasoning. concluded that only the accused could be guilty judge stresses a weighing of the evidence on which a conclusion is based. judge people by their actions gather suggests an intuitive forming of a conclusion from implications. gathered their desire to be alone without a word

Examples of conclude in a Sentence

The investigation has not yet concluded. The meeting concluded at noon. The chairman concluded by wishing us all a happy holiday. We concluded the meeting on a happy note. The chairman concluded his speech by wishing us all a happy holiday. We conclude from our review of the evidence that they are right. Many studies have concluded that smoking is dangerous. The speech, many historians concluded, was the most important of his career. Their effort to conclude an agreement was a success.
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Recent Examples on the Web Pizza Man said repair work will conclude this week. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Sep. 2021 The 10-episode season will drop its first three episodes on Oct. 28, continue with three episodes on Nov. 4 and conclude with the last four episodes on Nov. 11. Mónica Marie Zorrilla, Variety, 29 Sep. 2021 The Comeback Tour — named for the band's upcoming album, The Comeback, out on Oct. 15 — kicked off in August with a show in New Jersey, and will conclude with a performance at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 17. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Architects and contractors are teaming up to bid for the project, which will conclude the submission process in November. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Heading into a three-game weekend series against the Marlins, which will conclude the club’s final homestand of the season, the Rays do not have a pitcher who has won more than 10 games. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 High school sports across Massachusetts are into the second full week of the fall 2021 season, the first that will conclude with the MIAA’s statewide tournament format that will be selected and seeded with a power ratings system. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2021 The voting period will conclude on Sept. 19 and winners will be announced shortly thereafter. courant.com, 9 Sep. 2021 The players who will conclude this plan’s fate are here. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of conclude

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 4

History and Etymology for conclude

Middle English, from Latin concludere to shut up, end, infer, from com- + claudere to shut — more at close entry 1

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conclude

verb

English Language Learners Definition of conclude

: to stop or finish : to come to an end : to end in a particular way or with a particular action
: to cause (something) to stop or finish : to end (something) in a particular way or with a particular action
: to form or state (an opinion) : to decide (something) after a period of thought or research

conclude

verb
con·​clude | \ kən-ˈklüd How to pronounce conclude (audio) \
concluded; concluding

Kids Definition of conclude

1 : to bring or come to an end : finish conclude a speech
2 : to decide after a period of thought or research I conclude that I was wrong.
3 : to bring about as a result They would like to conclude an agreement on working together.

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