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verb conclude pronunciation in American English /kənˈklud/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleconcluding
past tenseconcluded
past participleconcluded
  1. 1
    [transitive] to decide that something is true after looking at all the evidence you have
    conclude that:

    The report concluded that a world recession was unlikely.

  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to officially make something such as a deal or an agreement

    An agreement was concluded under which Thailand would help to develop tourism in Laos.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] formal to end, especially by someone saying or doing something
    conclude with:

    The article concludes with the names and addresses of organizations that can help.

    conclude by doing something:

    I conclude by inviting everyone to look at our work displayed at the back of the room.

    1. a.
      [transitive] formal to end something, especially by doing or saying something
      conclude something with something:

      The author concludes the chapter with a brief summary of her research.

      conclude something by doing something:

      He concluded the discussion by thanking everyone for attending.

    2. c.
      [transitive] formal to finish something, especially something that has taken a long time

      They agreed to conclude negotiations as soon as possible.


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