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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


Synonymsresolve


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.


Synonymsclose


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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