Definitions for: Conclude

[v] decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
[v] bring to a close; "The committee concluded the meeting"
[v] reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*clude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concluded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Concluding.] [L. concludere, conclusum; con- +
claudere to shut. See Close, v. t.]
1. To shut up; to inclose. [Obs.]

The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the
grave. --Hooker.

2. To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to
embrace. [Obs.]

For God hath concluded all in unbelief. --Rom. xi.

The Scripture hath concluded all under sin. --Gal.
iii. 22.

3. 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.

No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any
person by anything that befalls him. --Tillotson.

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by
faith. --Rom. iii.

4. To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to
judge; to decide.

But no frail man, however great or high, Can be
concluded blest before he die. --Addison.

Is it concluded he shall be protector? --Shak.

5. To bring to an end; to close; to finish.

I will conclude this part with the speech of a
counselor of state. --Bacon.

6. To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to
conclude a bargain. ``If we conclude a peace.'' --Shak.

7. To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; --
generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded
by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of
further evidence argument.

If therefore they will appeal to revelation for
their creation they must be concluded by it. --Sir
M. Hale.

Syn: To infer; decide; determine; settle; close; finish;
terminate; end.

Con*clude", v. i.
1. To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to
end; to terminate.

A train of lies, That, made in lust, conclude in
perjuries. --Dryden.

And, to conclude, The victory fell on us. --Shak.

2. To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.

Can we conclude upon Luther's instability? --Bp.

Conclude and be agreed. --Shak.

Synonyms: reason, reason out, resolve

See Also: agree, concord, concur, deduce, deduct, derive, determine, end, extrapolate, feel, find, gather, generalise, generalize, hold, induce, infer, perorate, settle, square off, square up, syllogise, syllogize, terminate

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