from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To bring to an end; close: synonym: complete.
- intransitive verb To bring about (a final agreement or settlement).
- intransitive verb To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning: synonym: decide.
- intransitive verb Obsolete To confine; enclose.
- intransitive verb To come to an end; close.
- intransitive verb To come to a decision or agreement.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun A conclusion; an ending.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.
- intransitive verb To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
- transitive verb obsolete To shut up; to inclose.
- transitive verb obsolete To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
- transitive verb 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 verb To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
- transitive verb To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
- transitive verb To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.
- transitive verb To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive or intransitive To
end, to come to an end.
- verb transitive To come to a
conclusion, to a final decision.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
- verb come to a close
- verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
- verb reach agreement on
- verb bring to a close
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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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.
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.
Nemo, Dory and Marlin conclude their dangerous journey, searching for a way to rescue their dying reef!
But to continue and conclude: is the category "honour killings" useful?
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.
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.
Or, better: I cannot conclude from the invention of Klein bottles that there is a culture which has been drinking from them for millennia.
So did Darwin conclude that the designer was not beneficent?