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English verb: conclude

1. conclude (cognition) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

SamplesWe reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house.

ExamplesThey conclude that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsreason, reason out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think

Narrower (hyponym)deduce, deduce, deduct, derive, extrapolate, feel, find, gather, generalise, generalize, induce, infer, infer, infer, syllogise, syllogize

2. conclude (cognition) bring to a close

SamplesThe committee concluded the meeting.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

Narrower (hyponym)perorate

3. conclude (communication) reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold

Narrower (hyponym)determine, settle, square off, square up

4. conclude (stative) come to a close

SamplesThe concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate

5. conclude (communication) reach agreement on

SamplesThey concluded an economic agreement.
We concluded a cease-fire.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)agree

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