What does conclude mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reason, reason out, concludeverb

    decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

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

  2. concludeverb

    bring to a close

    "The committee concluded the meeting"

  3. conclude, resolveverb

    reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

  4. conclude, closeverb

    come to a close

    "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

  5. concludeverb

    reach agreement on

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


  1. concludeverb

    To end, to come to an end.

  2. concludeverb

    To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONCLUDEverb

    Etymology: conclude, Latin.

    The very person of Christ therefore, for ever and the self-same, was only, touching bodily substance, concluded within the grave. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 52.

    God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. Romans, xi. 32.

    The providences of God are promiscuously administred in this world; so that no man can conclude God’s love or hatred to any person, by any thing that befals him. John Tillotson.

    Youth, ere it sees the world, here studies rest;
    And age, returning thence, concludes it best. Dryden.

    But no frail man, however great or high,
    Can be concluded blest before he die. Joseph Addison, Ovid’s Met.

    Is it concluded he shall be protector?
    It is determin’d, not concluded yet;
    But so it must be, if the king miscarry. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    I will conclude this part with the speech of a counsellor of state. Francis Bacon.

    These are my theme, and how the war began,
    And how concluded by the godlike man. John Dryden, Æn. b. vii.

    If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation, they must be concluded by it. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    He never refused to be concluded by the authority of one legally summoned. Francis Atterbury.

  2. To Concludeverb

    For why should we the busy soul believe,
    When boldly she concludes of that and this;
    When of herself she can no judgment give,
    Nor how, nor whence, nor where, nor what she is? Davies.

    The blind man’s relations import no necessity of concluding, that though black was the roughest of colours, therefore white should be the smoothest. Robert Boyle, on Colours.

    There is something infamous in the very attempt: the world will conclude I had a guilty conscience. John Arbuthnot, Hist. of J. Bull.

    Can we conclude upon Luther’s instability, as our author has done, because, in a single notion no way fundamental, an enemy writes that he had some doubtings? Francis Atterbury.

    I question not but your translation will do honour to our country; for I conclude of it already from those performances. Joseph Addison, to Pope.

    They humbly sue unto your excellence,
    To have a goodly peace concluded of,
    Between the realms of England and of France. William Shakespeare.

    And all around wore nuptial bonds, the ties
    Of love’s assurance, and a train of lies,
    That, made in lust, conclude in perjuries. John Dryden, Fables.


  1. conclude

    To conclude means to reach a decision or form a judgment about something after considering all the relevant facts, evidence, or arguments. It can also mean to finish or bring something, such as a meeting, event, or piece of work, to an end.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concludeverb

    to shut up; to inclose

  2. Concludeverb

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

  3. Concludeverb

    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. Concludeverb

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

  5. Concludeverb

    to bring to an end; to close; to finish

  6. Concludeverb

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

  7. Concludeverb

    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. Concludeverb

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

  9. Concludeverb

    to form a final judgment; to reach a decision

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conclude

    kon-klōōd′, v.t. to close: to end: to oblige.—v.i. to end: to infer: to form a final judgment.—p.adj. Conclud′ed, finished: settled.—adj. Conclud′ing, final, closing.—n. Conclu′sion, act of concluding: the end, close, or last part: inference: judgment: an experiment: (Shak.) a riddle.—adjs. Conclus′ive, Conclu′sory, final: convincing.—adv. Conclus′ively.—n. Conclus′iveness.—In conclusion, finally.—To try conclusions, to experiment: to engage in a contest. [L. concludĕre, conclusumcon, together, claudĕre, to shut.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conclude in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conclude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of conclude in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Lorenzen:

    Industry really has to establish ... that there was no reasonable basis for the government to conclude that there is a threat here unaddressed by state regulations.

  2. Alexandre Dolci:

    Month-end profit-taking could ultimately lend a hand to the dollar today to conclude a very difficult April for the dollar, overall we do not expect this trend to have much longer legs in May, as in our view April’s dollar correction could have instead gone too far, too quick, although we retain a bearish dollar bias for the long run.

  3. Deputy Interior Minister Roberto Campa:

    It should be Mexican institutions ... that conclude the investigation, the search, and we should be capable of advancing in the attention we pay to the victims.

  4. Rowan Sutton:

    It would be naïve to conclude that this is a good thing for Africa, and in future, there are other effects – the rise in temperatures can be detrimental to crops.

  5. Philip Hammond:

    We have had to conclude it is not possible to get to an agreement by the deadline that was set.

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