Conclude
Conclude Con*clude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concluding}.] [L. concludere, conclusum; con- + claudere to shut. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. To shut up; to inclose. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the grave. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

For God hath concluded all in unbelief. --Rom. xi. 32. [1913 Webster]

The Scripture hath concluded all under sin. --Gal. iii. 22. [1913 Webster]

3. To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; -- sometimes followed by a dependent clause. [1913 Webster]

No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith. --Rom. iii. 28. [1913 Webster]

4. To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide. [1913 Webster]

But no frail man, however great or high, Can be concluded blest before he die. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Is it concluded he shall be protector? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To bring to an end; to close; to finish. [1913 Webster]

I will conclude this part with the speech of a counselor of state. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

6. To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain. ``If we conclude a peace.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument. [1913 Webster]

If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation they must be concluded by it. --Sir M. Hale.

Syn: To infer; decide; determine; settle; close; finish; terminate; end. [1913 Webster]


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