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conclude


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conclude  \Con*clude"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Concluded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Concluding}.]  [L.  concludere,  conclusum  con-  + 
  claudere  to  shut.  See  {Close},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  shut  up  to  inclose.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  very  person  of  Christ  [was]  concluded  within  the 
  grave.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  To  include;  to  comprehend;  to  shut  up  together;  to 
  embrace.  [Obs.] 
 
  For  God  hath  concluded  all  in  unbelief.  --Rom.  xi 
  32. 
 
  The  Scripture  hath  concluded  all  under  sin.  --Gal. 
  iii.  22. 
 
  3.  To  reach  as  an  end  of  reasoning;  to  infer,  as  from 
  premises;  to  close  as  an  argument,  by  inferring;  -- 
  sometimes  followed  by  a  dependent  clause. 
 
  No  man  can  conclude  God's  love  or  hatred  to  any 
  person  by  anything  that  befalls  him  --Tillotson. 
 
  Therefore  we  conclude  that  a  man  is  justified  by 
  faith.  --Rom.  iii. 
  28. 
 
  4.  To  make  a  final  determination  or  judgment  concerning;  to 
  judge;  to  decide. 
 
  But  no  frail  man,  however  great  or  high,  Can  be 
  concluded  blest  before  he  die.  --Addison. 
 
  Is  it  concluded  he  shall  be  protector?  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  bring  to  an  end  to  close  to  finish. 
 
  I  will  conclude  this  part  with  the  speech  of  a 
  counselor  of  state.  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  To  bring  about  as  a  result;  to  effect;  to  make  as  to 
  conclude  a  bargain.  ``If  we  conclude  a  peace.''  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  shut  off  to  restrain;  to  limit;  to  estop;  to  bar;  -- 
  generally  in  the  passive;  as  the  defendant  is  concluded 
  by  his  own  plea;  a  judgment  concludes  the  introduction  of 
  further  evidence  argument. 
 
  If  therefore  they  will  appeal  to  revelation  for 
  their  creation  they  must  be  concluded  by  it  --Sir 
  M.  Hale. 
 
  Syn:  To  infer;  decide;  determine;  settle;  close  finish; 
  terminate;  end 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conclude  \Con*clude"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  come  to  a  termination;  to  make  an  end  to  close  to 
  end  to  terminate. 
 
  A  train  of  lies,  That  made  in  lust,  conclude  in 
  perjuries.  --Dryden. 
 
  And  to  conclude,  The  victory  fell  on  us  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  form  a  final  judgment;  to  reach  a  decision. 
 
  Can  we  conclude  upon  Luther's  instability?  --Bp. 
  Atterbury. 
 
  Conclude  and  be  agreed.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conclude 
  v  1:  decide  by  reasoning;  draw  or  come  to  a  conclusion;  "We 
  reasoned  that  it  was  cheaper  to  rent  than  to  buy  a 
  house"  [syn:  {reason},  {reason  out}] 
  2:  bring  to  a  close  "The  committee  concluded  the  meeting" 
  3:  reach  a  conclusion  after  a  discussion  or  deliberation  [syn: 
  {resolve}] 




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