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CONCLUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conclude mean? 

CONCLUDE (verb)
  The verb CONCLUDE has 5 senses:

1. decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
2. bring to a close
3. reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
4. come to a close
5. reach agreement on

  Familiarity information: CONCLUDE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCLUDE (verb)


Sense 1conclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

conclude; reason; reason out

Context example:

We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

Hypernyms (to "conclude" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conclude"):

induce (reason or establish by induction)

deduce; deduct; derive; infer (reason by deduction; establish by deduction)

syllogise; syllogize (reason by syllogisms)

feel; find (come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds)

deduce; infer (conclude by reasoning; in logic)

gather (conclude from evidence)

extrapolate; generalise; generalize; infer (draw from specific cases for more general cases)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They conclude that there was a traffic accident


Sense 2conclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring to a close

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

The committee concluded the meeting

Hypernyms (to "conclude" is one way to...):

end; terminate (bring to an end or halt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conclude"):

perorate (conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3conclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

resolve; conclude

Hypernyms (to "conclude" is one way to...):

agree; concord; concur; hold (be in accord; be in agreement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conclude"):

determine; settle; square off; square up (settle conclusively; come to terms)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4conclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come to a close

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

conclude; close

Context example:

The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin

Hypernyms (to "conclude" is one way to...):

cease; end; finish; stop; terminate (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 5conclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach agreement on

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

They concluded an economic agreement / We concluded a cease-fire

Hypernyms (to "conclude" is one way to...):

agree (achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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