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conclude (v.)

early 14c., "confute or frustrate an opponent in argument, end an argument by winning it," from Latin concludere "to shut up, enclose," from assimilated form of com "together" (see con-) + -cludere, combining form of claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)).

Meanings "reach a mental determination, deduce; infer or determine by reason" are from late 14c., a sense also in Latin. General sense of "bring to an end, finish, terminate," and intransitive sense of "come to an end" are from late 14c. Meaning "settle, arrange, determine finally" is from early 15c. Sometimes in Middle English it was used in the etymological sense, "shut in" (late 14c.). Related: Concluded; concluding.

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Definitions of conclude from WordNet

conclude (v.)
decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion;
Synonyms: reason / reason out
conclude (v.)
bring to a close;
The committee concluded the meeting
conclude (v.)
reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation;
Synonyms: resolve
conclude (v.)
come to a close;
Synonyms: close
conclude (v.)
reach agreement on;
We concluded a cease-fire
They concluded an economic agreement
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