verb (concluded; concluding) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin concludere to shut up, end, infer, from com- + claudere to shut — more at close Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. obsolete to shut up ; enclose 2. to bring to an end especially in a particular way or with a particular action <
conclude a meeting with a prayer
3. a. 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
4. to bring about as a result ; complete intransitive verb 1. end 2. a. to form a final judgment b. to reach a decision or agreement Synonyms: see close, inferconcluder noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conclude — I (complete) verb abort, adjourn, break off, bring to a close, bring to an end, bring to rest, carry to completion, cease, climax, close, conficere, consummate, culminate, discharge, discontinue, dispose of, end, execute, exhaust, finalize,… …   Law dictionary

  • Conclude — Con*clude , v. i. 1. To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate. [1913 Webster] A train of lies, That, made in lust, conclude in perjuries. Dryden. [1913 Webster] And, to conclude, The victory fell on us. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conclude — CONCLÚDE, conclúd, vb. III. tranz. (Rar) A conchide, a încheia. – Din lat., it. concludere. Trimis de Joseph, 16.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  conclúde vb., ind. prez. 1 sg. şi 3 …   Dicționar Român

  • conclude — [v1] finish, come to an end achieve, bring down curtain*, call it a day*, cease, cinch, clinch, close, close out, complete, consummate, crown, desist, draw to close, end, halt, knock off, put the lid on*, put to bed*, round off, stop, terminate,… …   New thesaurus

  • conclude — [kən klo͞od′] vt. concluded, concluding [ME concluden, to conclude < L concludere, to shut up, enclose < com , together + claudere, to shut, CLOSE2] 1. to bring to a close; end; finish 2. to decide by reasoning; infer; deduce 3. to decide;… …   English World dictionary

  • conclude — (v.) early 14c., end an argument, from L. concludere to shut up, enclose, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + cludere, comb. form of claudere to shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). Meaning reach a mental conclusion, deduce is from late 14c.,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • conclude — 1 *close, finish, terminate, end, complete Antonyms: open Contrasted words: commence, *begin, start, initiate, inaugurate 2 judge, gather, *infer, deduce Analogous words: reason, speculate (see THINK): * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conclude — ► VERB 1) bring or come to an end. 2) arrive at a judgement or opinion by reasoning. 3) formally settle or arrange (a treaty or agreement). ORIGIN Latin concludere, from claudere to shut …   English terms dictionary

  • conclude */*/*/ — UK [kənˈkluːd] / US [kənˈklud] verb Word forms conclude : present tense I/you/we/they conclude he/she/it concludes present participle concluding past tense concluded past participle concluded 1) [transitive] to decide that something is true after …   English dictionary

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