conclude

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
con•clude /kənˈklud/USA pronunciation   v.,  -clud•ed, -clud•ing. 
  1. to (cause to) come to an end;
    finish: [+ object]concluded the service with a prayer.[no object]The party concluded at ten o'clock.
  2. to say in conclusion: [used with quotations]"And so, my fellow Americans...'' he concluded.[no object]concluded with a joke.
  3. to bring to a decision;
    settle:[+ object]to conclude a treaty.
  4. to determine by reasoning;
    infer: [+ that clause]By your smile I conclude that the news is good.[+ object + from + object]What can you conclude from your data?

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
con•clude  (kən klo̅o̅d),USA pronunciation v.,  -clud•ed, -clud•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to bring to an end;
    finish;
    terminate:to conclude a speech with a quotation from the Bible.
  2. to say in conclusion:At the end of the speech he concluded that we had been a fine audience.
  3. to bring to a decision or settlement;
    settle or arrange finally:to conclude a treaty.
  4. to determine by reasoning;
    deduce;
    infer:They studied the document and concluded that the author must have been an eyewitness.
  5. to decide, determine, or resolve:He concluded that he would go no matter what the weather.
  6. [Obs.]
    • to shut up or enclose.
    • to restrict or confine.

v.i. 
  1. to come to an end;
    finish:The meeting concluded at ten o'clock.
  2. to arrive at an opinion or judgment;
    come to a decision;
    decide:The jury concluded to set the accused free.
con•cluda•ble, con•cludi•ble, adj. 
con•cluder, n. 
  • Latin conclūdere to close, end an argument, equivalent. to con- con- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to close
  • Middle English 1250–1300


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

conclude /kənˈkluːd/ vb (mainly tr)
  1. (also intr) to come or cause to come to an end or conclusion
  2. (takes a clause as object) to decide by reasoning; deduce: the judge concluded that the witness had told the truth
  3. to arrange finally; settle: to conclude a treaty, it was concluded that he should go
  4. obsolete to confine
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close



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