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Definition 1: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion - [verb of cognition]

Samples where conclude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for conclude in the sense of this definition

(conclude is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of conclude ) reason or establish by induction

(... is a kind of conclude ) reason by deduction; establish by deduction

(... is a kind of conclude ) reason by syllogisms

(... is a kind of conclude ) come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds

"I feel that he doesn't like me" "I find him to be obnoxious" "I found the movie rather entertaining"

(... is a kind of conclude ) conclude by reasoning; in logic

(... is a kind of conclude ) conclude from evidence

"I gather you have not done your homework"

(... is a kind of conclude ) draw from specific cases for more general cases

Definition 2: bring to a close - [verb of cognition]

Samples where conclude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The committee concluded the meeting

(conclude is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of conclude ) conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation

Definition 3: reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for conclude in the sense of this definition

(conclude is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

(... is a kind of conclude ) settle conclusively; come to terms

"We finally settled the argument"

Definition 4: reach agreement on - [verb of communication]

Samples where conclude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(conclude is a kind of ...) achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose

"No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"

Definition 5: come to a close - [verb of stative]

Samples where conclude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin

Synonyms for conclude in the sense of this definition

(conclude is a kind of ...) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other" "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

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