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Webster 1913 Edition


Conclude

Con-clude′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Concluded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Concluding
.]
[L.
concludere
,
conclusum
;
con-
+
claudere
to shut. See
Close
,
Verb.
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?
Shakespeare
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
.
Syn. – To infer; decide; determine; settle; close; finish; terminate; end.

Con-clude′

,
Verb.
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.
Shakespeare
2.
To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
Can we
conclude
upon Luther's instability?
Bp. Atterbury.
Conclude
and be agreed.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Conclude

CONCLUDE

,
Verb.
T.
[L., to shut; Gr., contracted. The sense is to stop, make fast, shut, or rather to thrust together. Hence in Latin, claudo signifies to halt, or limp, that is, to stop, as well as to shut. See Lid.]
1.
To shut.
The very person of Christ--was only, touching bodily substance, concluded in the grave. [This use of the word is uncommon.]
2.
To include; to comprehend.
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief. Romans 11.
The scripture hath concluded all under sin. Galatians 3.
The meaning of the word in the latter passage may be to declare irrevocably or to doom.
3.
To collect by reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close an argument by inferring.
Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3.
4.
To decide; to determine; to make a final judgment or determination.
As touching the Gentiles who believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing. Romans 11.
5.
To end; to finish.
I will conclude this part with the sppech of a counselor of state.
6.
To stop or restrain, or as in law, to estop from further argument or proceedings; to oblige or bind, as by authority or by ones own argument or concession; generally in the passive.
If they will appeal to revelation for their creation, they must be concluded by it.
The defendant is concluded by his own plea.
I do not consider the decision of that motion, upon affidavits, to amount to a res judicata, which ought to conclude the present inquiry.

CONCLUDE

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To infer, as a consequence; to determine.
The world will conclude I had a guilty conscience.
But this verb is really transitive. The world will conclude that I ahd a guilty conscience--that is here the object, referring to the subsequent clause of the sentence. [See Verb Transitive, No.3.]
2.
To settle opinion; to form a final judgment.
Can we conclude upon Luthers instability, as our author has done.
3.
To end.
A train of lies, that, made in lust, conclude in perjuries.
The old form of expression, to conclude of, is no longer in use.

Definition 2022


conclude

conclude

English

Verb

conclude (third-person singular simple present concludes, present participle concluding, simple past and past participle concluded)

  1. (intransitive) To end; to come to an end.
    The story concluded with a moral.
  2. (transitive) To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
    • Francis Bacon
      I will conclude this part with the speech of a counsellor of state.
  3. (transitive) To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.
    to conclude a bargain
    • Shakespeare
      if we conclude a peace
  4. (transitive) To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.
    From the evidence, I conclude that this man was murdered.
    • Tillotson
      No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him.
  5. (obsolete) To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
    • Addison
      But no frail man, however great or high, / Can be concluded blest before he die.
  6. To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar;generally in the passive.
    The defendant is concluded by his own plea.
    A judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence.
    • Sir M. Hale
      If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation they must be concluded by it.
  7. (obsolete) To shut up; to enclose.
    • Hooker
      The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the grave.
  8. (obsolete) To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
    • Bible, Romans xi. 32
      For God hath concluded all in unbelief.
    • Bible, Gal. iii. 22
      The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.
  9. (logic) to deduce, to infer (develop a causal relation)

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Italian

Verb

conclude

  1. third-person singular present indicative of concludere

Latin

Verb

conclūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of conclūdō