from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring to an end; close: concluded the rally with the national anthem. See Synonyms at complete.
- transitive v. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement): conclude a peace treaty.
- transitive v. To reach a decision or form an opinion about. See Synonyms at decide.
- transitive v. To arrive at (a logical conclusion or end) by the process of reasoning; infer on the basis of convincing evidence: The jury concluded that the defendant was innocent.
- transitive v. Obsolete To confine; enclose.
- intransitive v. To come to an end; close.
- intransitive v. To come to a decision or agreement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To end, to come to an end.
- v. To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.
- intransitive v. To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
- transitive v. To shut up; to inclose.
- transitive v. To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
- transitive v. To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
- transitive v. To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.
- transitive v. To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shut up; close in; inclose.
- To bring to an end; finish; terminate.
- To settle, arrange, or determine finally.
- This motion was well liked of all, but it was not thought fit to conclude it.
- To make a final judgment or determination concerning; judge; decide; determine; pronounce.
- 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.
- 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.
- To shut up; refute; stop the mouth of.
- To include.
- To close in; come to an end.
- To come to a decision; resolve; determine; decide.
- To arrive at an opinion; form a final judgment.
- To perform the act of reasoning; deduce a consequence or consequences from given premises; infer.
- n. A conclusion; an ending.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
- v. come to a close
- v. decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
- v. reach agreement on
- v. bring to a close
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And while the verbal branding will please royalists and harrumphing anti-modernist aesthetes, it's too early to conclude from a single press conference that the promise that the games will drive the regeneration of East London is being watered down.
Or, better: I cannot conclude from the invention of Klein bottles that there is a culture which has been drinking from them for millennia.
But to continue and conclude: is the category "honour killings" useful?
Whether or not they truly want the bill dead is not necessarily something you can conclude from the fact that they seem to be trying to kill it.
All I can conclude is that the evidence of Obama's collapse is so obvious (even to CNN) that they absolutely must cover it to retain the shred of credibility they seem to still have.
So did Darwin conclude that the designer was not beneficent?
Nemo, Dory and Marlin conclude their dangerous journey, searching for a way to rescue their dying reef!
I think what we can safely conclude is that Dr. Caplan is busy with classes that have started up in the last few weeks, and responding to students, and scholarly research.
"It is extremely difficult to conclude from a reading of the plain text of the ASA or its legislative history that Congress intended such a result," he wrote.
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