Definitions for concludekənˈklud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•cludekənˈklud(v.)-clud•ed, -clud•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to bring to an end; finish:

    to conclude a speech with a quotation.

  2. to say in conclusion.

  3. to bring to a decision or settlement:

    to conclude a treaty.

  4. to determine by reasoning; deduce; infer:

    By your smile I conclude that the news is good.

  5. to decide, determine, or resolve.

  6. Obs. to shut up or enclose. to restrict or confine.

  7. (v.i.)to come to an end; finish:

    The meeting concluded at ten o'clock.

  8. to arrive at an opinion, judgment, or decision; decide.

Origin of conclude:

1250–1300; ME < L conclūdere to close, end an argument


Princeton's WordNet

  1. reason, reason out, conclude(verb)

    decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

    "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

  2. conclude(verb)

    bring to a close

    "The committee concluded the meeting"

  3. conclude, resolve(verb)

    reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

  4. conclude, close(verb)

    come to a close

    "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

  5. conclude(verb)

    reach agreement on

    "They concluded an economic agreement"; "We concluded a cease-fire"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conclude(verb)ənˈklud

    to arrive at an answer

    Police concluded that there were no other suspects.

  2. concludeənˈklud

    to finish or end

    I'll conclude with a few words.; The project was concluded in May.; The festival concluded with the concert.


  1. conclude(Verb)

    To end, to come to an end.

  2. conclude(Verb)

    To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.

  3. Origin: From concludere, present active infinitive of concludo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conclude(verb)

    to shut up; to inclose

  2. Conclude(verb)

    to include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace

  3. Conclude(verb)

    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

  4. Conclude(verb)

    to make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide

  5. Conclude(verb)

    to bring to an end; to close; to finish

  6. Conclude(verb)

    to bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain

  7. Conclude(verb)

    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

  8. Conclude(verb)

    to come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate

  9. Conclude(verb)

    to form a final judgment; to reach a decision

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conclude' in Verbs Frequency: #364

Translations for conclude

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to come or bring to an end

to conclude a meeting; He concluded by thanking everyone.

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