Definition of conclude verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    conclude

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kənˈkluːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈkluːd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conclude
    BrE BrE//kənˈkluːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈkluːd//
     
    he / she / it concludes
    BrE BrE//kənˈkluːdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈkluːdz//
     
    past simple concluded
    BrE BrE//kənˈkluːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈkluːdɪd//
     
    past participle concluded
    BrE BrE//kənˈkluːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈkluːdɪd//
     
    -ing form concluding
    BrE BrE//kənˈkluːdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈkluːdɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1  [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) to decide or believe something as a result of what you have heard or seen conclude something (from something) What do you conclude from that? conclude (that)… The report concluded (that) the cheapest option was to close the laboratory. conclude from something that… He concluded from their remarks that they were not in favour of the plan. it is concluded that… It was concluded that the level of change necessary would be low. + speech ‘So it should be safe to continue,’ he concluded. Language BankconclusionSumming up an argument In conclusion, the study has provided useful insights into the issues relating to people’s perception of crime. Based on this study, it can be concluded that the introduction of new street lighting did not reduce reported crime. To sum up, no evidence can be found to support the view that improved street lighting reduces reported crime. The available evidence clearly leads to the conclusion that the media do have an influence on the public perception of crime. The main conclusion to be drawn from this study is that public perception of crime is significantly influenced by crime news reporting. This study has shown that people’s fear of crime is out of all proportion to crime itself. Fear of crime is out of all proportion to the actual level of crime, and the reasons for this can be summarized as follows. First… Overall/In general, women are more likely than men to feel insecure walking alone after dark. See related entries: Experiments and research
  2. 2  [intransitive, transitive] (formal) to come to an end; to bring something to an end Let me make just a few concluding remarks. conclude with something The programme concluded with Stravinsky's ‘Rite of Spring’. conclude by doing something He concluded by wishing everyone a safe trip home. conclude something (with something) The commission concluded its investigation last month. She concluded her speech with a quotation from Shakespeare. + speech ‘Anyway, she should be back soon,’ he concluded.
  3. 3[transitive] conclude something (with somebody) (formal) to arrange and settle an agreement with somebody formally and finally They concluded a treaty with Turkey. A trade agreement was concluded between the two countries.
  4. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘convince’): from Latin concludere, from con- ‘completely’ + claudere ‘to shut’.Extra examples ‘There really isn’t much hope left,’ she concluded. It was concluded that there was little that could be done. The main responsibility of a salesperson is to conclude a sale successfully. The problems arose from the failure to conclude a new agreement. The programme concluded with Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’. The report concluded that the cheapest option was to close the laboratory. Whatever you conclude, remember that there are certain things we may not know.
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