• WordNet 3.6
    • v conclude decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
    • v conclude bring to a close "The committee concluded the meeting"
    • v conclude reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
    • v conclude reach agreement on "They concluded an economic agreement","We concluded a cease-fire"
    • v conclude come to a close "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
    • Conclude To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain. "If we conclude a peace."
    • Conclude To bring to an end; to close; to finish. "I will conclude this part with the speech of a counselor of state."
    • Conclude To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate. "A train of lies,
      That, made in lust, conclude in perjuries."
      "And, to conclude ,
      The victory fell on us."
    • Conclude To form a final judgment; to reach a decision. "Can we conclude upon Luther's instability?""Conclude and be agreed."
    • Conclude To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace. "For God hath concluded all in unbelief.""The Scripture hath concluded all under sin."
    • Conclude To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide. "But no frail man, however great or high,
      Can be concluded blest before he die."
      "Is it concluded he shall be protector?"
    • Conclude 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. "No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him.""Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith."
    • Conclude 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. "If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation they must be concluded by it."
    • Conclude To shut up; to inclose. "The very person of Christ [was concluded within the grave."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • conclude To shut up; close in; inclose.
    • conclude To bring to an end; finish; terminate.
    • conclude To settle, arrange, or determine finally.
    • conclude This motion was well liked of all, but it was not thought fit to conclude it.
    • conclude To make a final judgment or determination concerning; judge; decide; determine; pronounce.
    • conclude To infer or determine by reasoning; deduce; judge to be or to exist: used more particularly of strict and demonstrative inference, but also of induction and hypothesis.
    • conclude To stop or restrain, or, as in law, estop from argument or proceedings to the contrary; oblige or bind, as by authority, or by one's own argument or concession: generally in the passive: as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea.
    • conclude To shut up; refute; stop the mouth of.
    • conclude To include.
    • conclude To close in; come to an end.
    • conclude To come to a decision; resolve; determine; decide.
    • conclude To arrive at an opinion; form a final judgment.
    • conclude To perform the act of reasoning; deduce a consequence or consequences from given premises; infer.
    • n conclude A conclusion; an ending.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow
    • v.t Conclude kon-klōōd′ to close: to end: to oblige
    • v.i Conclude to end: to infer: to form a final judgment
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  • Susan Sontag
    “It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    “To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. concludere, conclusum,; con-, + claudere, to shut. See Close (v. t.)


In literature:

We concluded not to quarrel for the rest of the way.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
Different treaties are made on different terms, but they are all concluded in the same general method.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Moreover, the treaty of Cateau-Cambresis, concluded in the previous April, debarred her from hostile demonstration against France.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Gard concluded that the roughness of the Bucher family life mortified her.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Now I must conclude, to go to town.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
They had plenty of time and they concluded to make him a suit different from any other boy's.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
It will not do, however, to conclude that this was altogether a night of terrors.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
I have concluded that it was not.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
They are ignorant of writing and books; their treaties are concluded orally.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Our treaty with Morocco is favorably concluded through the influence of Spain.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson

In poetry:

Once like a father good,
Thou didst with grace perfume;
Wast thou a father to conclude
With dreadful judge's doom?
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
Conclude not he in wrath disowns,
When trouble thee surrounds;
These are his favourable frowns,
Thy Husband's healing wounds.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Thus Gabriel sang, and straight around
The heav'nly armies throng;
They tune their harps to lofty sound,
And thus conclude the song:
"Hymn 4 part 1" by Isaac Watts
But soon the feast concludes the day,
And yonder in the sun-warmed dell,
The happy circle meet to tell
Their labours since the bygone May.
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Hear, Lord, and grant me quick relief,
Before my death conclude my grief:
If thou withhold thy heav'nly light,
I sleep in everlasting night.
"Psalm 13" by Isaac Watts
NOT much examination Cupid made,
As parent, lawyer, priest, he lent his aid,
And soon concluded matters as desired;
The Mansian wisdom no ways was required.
"The Clyster" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Usually the end of a tour is a joyous occasion for a band, but the guys in I See Stars had an experience to conclude the "All-Stars" tour that they'd rather forget.
Evonik Industries concluded the transaction to purchase the hanse chemie Group.
In this second part, we conclude the discussion of hydrogen embrittlement.
A hearing officer has concluded that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch violated five rules of racing in his handling of the highly publicized.
Several focus groups in Merced that were organized over the last year concluded that there's a lack of knowledge about hepatitis B in the Hmong community -- a highly susceptible group.
Little is likely to change, as a US congressional report concluded, unless leaders here and there "attack the underlying factors of poverty and unemployment that have contributed to the rise in gang activity.".
When Rameau died in 1764, one French journal concluded its tribute to him with "Here lies the God of Harmony".
Last weekend, we concluded a week of activities in the Lakeview School District inviting the community, students and staff of the school to our campus Saturday for Mustang volleyball and football.
After two seasons in Philadelphia, 162 starts and one memorable inning as a pitcher, Wilson Valdez' tenure as the Phillies' utility infielder concluded yesterday when the club traded the 33-year-old to Cincinnati.
An interesting scenario arises regarding fixed fees when the client terminates the relationship before the services are concluded, then formally challenges the fee the set by the lawyer.
Korean investigation committee concludes researcher manipulated data on 9 out of 11 stem cell lines.
Contrary to the trial court's holding, no additional facts were needed so that a magistrate could conclude defendant's activity was illegal under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA).
The first steampunk trilogy from George Mann has now concluded with The Immorality Engine.
A recent Institute of Medicine (IoM) report done at the request of the VA concluded that it could not say whether troops' exposures to emissions from open-air burn-pits cause ongoing health effects.
The USA will conclude its first national team camp of 2011 with an international friendly against Chile Saturday at the Home Depot Center (TV: TeleFutura,, 10 pm ET, 7 pm PT).

In science:

Since by hypothesis γ (r) = o(r−d−1), we conclude that the integral is finite and thus the Lebesgue dominated convergence theorem implies that (Ψ(xν ), ϕ) → (Ψ(x0 ), ϕ). 4.2.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Since the experimental data deviate significantly from their prediction they concluded that the symmetry is destroyed for low-energy proton scattering; only at high energies some remnants might survive.
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
By using Theorem 1 we can certainly conclude that the generalised Einstein equations reduce to the Riemannian Einstein equations of general relativity.
On the triviality of certain non-Riemannian models of gravitation
When concluding the macroscopic Einstein equations we suggest the distant collision to be the prevalent.
Macroscopic Einstein equations for a system of interacting particles and their cosmological applications
Since L2 (X, B, P ) is separable and (U tψ , ϕ) is a measurable function of t for any ψ , ϕ ∈ L2(X, B , P ) one can apply the von Neumann theorem ([RS], vol. 1, Theorem VIII.9) to conclude that U t is strongly continuous.
Determinantal random point fields