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Definition of "conclude" []

  • To bring to an end; close: concluded the rally with the national anthem. See Synonyms at complete. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring about (a final agreement or settlement): conclude a peace treaty. (verb-transitive)
  • To reach a decision or form an opinion about. See Synonyms at decide. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrive at (a logical conclusion or end) by the process of reasoning; infer on the basis of convincing evidence: The jury concluded that the defendant was innocent. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To confine; enclose. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conclude" in a sentence
  • "For the _distinctions_ are found, many of them, but we conclude _no precepts_ upon them '; it is induction then that we want here, after all -- _here_ also -- here as elsewhere:' the distinctions are found, many of them, but we _conclude no precepts_ upon them: wherein our fault is the greater, because both HISTORY,"
  • "And while the verbal branding will please royalists and harrumphing anti-modernist aesthetes, it's too early to conclude from a single press conference that the promise that the games will drive the regeneration of East London is being watered down."
  • "Or, better: I cannot conclude from the invention of Klein bottles that there is a culture which has been drinking from them for millennia."