1. [syn: concluding, final, last, terminal]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
2. To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to
For God hath concluded all in unbelief. --Rom. xi.
The Scripture hath concluded all under sin. --Gal.
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.
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
Syn: To infer; decide; determine; settle; close; finish;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his
concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final
chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal
leave" [syn: concluding, final, last, terminal]