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con•clude



Pronunciation: (kun-klOOd'), [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.
6. Obs.
a. to shut up or enclose.
b. 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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