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conclude

con·clude

conclude

 
pronunciation:
kn klud
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: concluded, concludes, concluding
definition 1: to bring to an end; finish or complete.
Let's conclude the meeting now and go to lunch.The police are now concluding their investigation of the incident.He's concluded his business in Washington and will be returning home.
synonyms:
cease, close, complete, end, finish, terminate, wind up, wrap up
antonyms:
begin, commence, defer, open, prolong, start
similar words:
cap, complement, consummate, culminate, decide, halt, stop
definition 2: to bring to a final settlement; resolve.
We hope to conclude the sale of the property by the end of the week.
synonyms:
decide, determine, resolve, settle
similar words:
clinch, complete
definition 3: to make a judgment or inference; deduce.
From all the evidence, they concluded that the defendant had to be innocent.From the suspicious way he was acting, we concluded that he was up to some mischief.
synonyms:
decide, deduce, deduct, determine, figure, gather, infer
similar words:
ascertain, draw, judge, reason, reckon
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to finish; end.
The lengthy trial concluded this afternoon.His speech concluded with a quotation from Abraham Lincoln.
synonyms:
cease, close, end, finish, stop, terminate
antonyms:
begin, commence, start
similar words:
culminate, expire, round, top
derivation: concluding (adj.)
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