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Meaning of conclude

con•clude

Pronunciation: (kun-kld'), [key]
— 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.
    1. to shut up or enclose.
    2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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