|Origin:||concludere 'to shut up, end, decide', from com- ( COM-) + claudere 'to shut'|
con‧clude S3 W2
to decide that something is true after considering all the information you have [↪ conclusion]
The report concluded that the school should be closed immediately.
conclude from something that
Richardson concluded from his studies that equality between the sexes is still a long way off.
2 [transitive] formal
to complete something you have been doing, especially for a long time:
When the investigation is concluded, the results will be sent to the US Attorney's office.
Francis, having concluded his business with James, left for Miami.
3 [intransitive and transitive]
to end something such as a meeting, book, event, or speech by doing or saying one final thing
Each chapter concludes with a short summary.
conclude by doing something
She concluded by saying she was proud to be from Salford.
To conclude, I'd like to express my thanks to my family.
'So now', she concluded, 'I'm trying to bring some order to the garden.'
to finish arranging an agreement etc successfully:
That same year, France concluded a trading agreement with Spain.