- 1 [with object] Bring (something) to an end: they conclude their study with these words [no object]: we concluded by singing carolsMore example sentences
- Father Charles Sweeney and Rev Bruce Hayes switch on Castletownshend Christmas lights at 6 p.m. and carol singing concludes a great day out for all the family.
- Then, with a sigh, she concluded her duty by bringing Thatcher his tea and bread.
- The study's concluding chapter concerns itself with the culminating philosophy of the Gurdjieff movement in Harlem.
- 1.1 [no object] Come to an end: the talk concluded with slidesMore example sentences
- Wang concludes by bringing her argument up to the present and focussing on the historiography of the Cold War period.
- I conclude by once again bringing the debate back to the real people.
- The book concludes with chapters which bring together many results from Sneddon's own papers on boundary value problems in elasticity.
- 1.2Formally and finally settle or arrange (a treaty or agreement): an attempt to conclude a ceasefireMore example sentences
- Arab states - even the few that have concluded formal peace agreements - have refused to normalize relations with Israel.
- In 1667, Milton finally concluded an agreement with a publisher for the printing of Paradise Lost.
- Consultation and negotiation in good faith are required, not as a mere formality, but as a genuine attempt to conclude an agreement.
- 2Arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning: the doctors concluded that Esther had suffered a stroke what do you conclude from all this?More example sentences
- For all those reasons, the judge concluded that the defendant had failed to show prejudice resulting from the delay.
- Of course it doesn't help arriving from England because everyone concludes that I've brought the weather with me.
- The British, the author of this scholarly and objective study concludes, lost both the will and the ability to rule by force.
- 2.1Say in conclusion: “It’s a wicked old world,” she concludedMore example sentences
- ‘These are extremely difficult times for the Company and it is essential that as successful a sale as possible is achieved,’ he concluded.
- The Henley report concludes: ‘The effect of lottery funding on the UK as a whole has been profoundly positive.’
- Bennett considers the self-censoring effect of taste and concludes, ‘I have too much taste, find it hard to let go.’
- 2.2 [with infinitive] US • dated Decide to do something: I concluded to go without his knowledgeMore example sentences
- Why the Impecunious Girl Concluded to Give Up Her Flat for the Summer.
- They Have Concluded to Have a Building of Their Own.
- When I first concluded to print the book, I made an honest effort to construct it in the third person.
Middle English (in the sense 'convince'): from Latin concludere, from con- 'completely' + claudere 'to shut'.