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conclude

verb

  1. (think)  to decide by reasoning; to draw or come to a conclusion
    Synonyms: reason, reason out. Type of: think
  2. (close out)  to bring to a close
    Type of: end
  3. (hold)  to reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
    Synonyms: resolve. Type of: agree
  4. (stop)  to come to a close
    Synonyms: close. Type of: end
  5. (reach agreement on)  to reach agreement on
    Type of: agree

Etymology summary

"end an argument", from Latin concludere "to shut up, enclose", from com-...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

conclude | deduce [synonym, sense-specific] | concluder [noun, derived]

[intransitive] to come or cause to come to an end or conclusion | [takes a clause as object] to decide by reasoning; deduce | to arrange finally; ... (25 of 565 words, 4 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | enclose [synonym, sense-specific] | effect [synonym, sense-specific] | complete [synonym, sense-specific] | decide [synonym, sense-specific] | end [synonym, sense-specific] | close out [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[obsolete] to shut up; "enclose" | to bring to an end especially in a particular way or with a particular action | to reach as a logically necessary ... (26 of 287 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/conclude

Macmillan British Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to decide that something is true after looking at all the evidence you have | [intransitive, formal] to end, especially by someone saying ... (23 of 205 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/conclude

Oxford Dictionary:

conclude | conclude missives

bring or come to an end | formally and finally settle or arrange (an agreement) | [with clause] : arrive at a judgement or opinion by reasoning | ... (25 of 157 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conclude

Random House Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle]

to bring to an end; finish; terminate. | to say in conclusion. | to bring to a decision or settlement; settle or arrange finally. | to determine by ... (25 of 148 words, 8 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/conclude

American Heritage Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present] | concluder [noun, related]

To bring to an end; close | To bring about (a final agreement or settlement) | To reach a decision or form an opinion about. | To arrive at (a logical ... (28 of 116 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle]

to bring to a close; end; finish | to decide by reasoning; infer; deduce | to decide; determine | to arrange or settle; come to an agreement about | ... (25 of 67 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conclude

Cambridge Dictionary:

conclude [entry 1]

to end a speech, meeting or piece of writing | to complete an official agreement or task, or arrange a business deal (21 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conclude 1

conclude [entry 2]

to judge or decide something after thinking carefully about it (10 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conclude 2

Wiktionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present] | call it quits [idiomatic] | called it quits [idiomatic, past tense] | calling it quits [idiomatic, present participle] | calls it quits [idiomatic, 3rd-person singular present]

[transitive, intransitive] To end, to come to an end. | [transitive] To come to a conclusion, to a final decision. (19 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conclude

Encarta Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

to form an opinion or make a logical judgment about something after considering everything known about it | to reach a decision about something ... (23 of 121 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599357​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

conclude

First use: early 14th century

Origin: "end an argument", from Latin concludere "to shut up, enclose", from com- "together" + -cludere, combining form of ... (21 of 42 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle]

Origin: Middle English concluden, to conclude from Latin concludere, to shut up, enclose from com-, together + claudere, to shut, "close"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conclude

Merriam-Webster:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin concludere to shut up, end, infer, from com- + claudere to shut

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/conclude

Oxford Dictionary:

conclude

Origin: Middle English (in the sense "convince"): from Latin concludere, from con- "completely" + claudere "to shut"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conclude

American Heritage Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English concluden, from Latin conclūdere: com-, intensive prefix; see "com-" + claudere, to close.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conclude

Collins Dictionary:

conclude

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conclude

Wiktionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin conclūdere, present active infinitive of conclūdō.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conclude

Encarta Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Latin concludere "close completely" from claudere "to close"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599357​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conclude"

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Collins Dictionary:

conclude

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "conclude"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "conclude"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

conclude [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "conclude"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "conclude"

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the Free Dictionary:

conclude

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Google Dictionary:

conclude | concluded [past tense] | concluding [present participle] | concludes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "conclude"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

conclude

Audio: North American pronunciation of "conclude"

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YourDictionary Audio:

conclude

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freedictionary.org:

conclude

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