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con·clude

 (kən-klo͞od′)
v. con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing, con·cludes
v.tr.
1. To bring to an end; close: concluded the rally with the national anthem. See Synonyms at complete.
2. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement): conclude a peace treaty.
3. To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning: The jury concluded that the defendant was innocent. See Synonyms at decide.
4. Obsolete To confine; enclose.
v.intr.
1. To come to an end; close: The show concluded with a dance routine.
2. To come to a decision or agreement: The committee concluded on a course of action.

[Middle English concluden, from Latin conclūdere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + claudere, to close.]

con·clud′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.concluded - having come or been brought to a conclusionconcluded - having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"
finished - ended or brought to an end; "are you finished?"; "gave me the finished manuscript"
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I was sure glad,' Otto concluded, `that he didn't take his hard feeling out on that poor woman; but he had a sullen eye for me, all right
Pontellier gave over being astonished, and concluded that wonders would never cease.
Even so," replied the stranger, making diligent use of his triangular castor, to produce a circulation in the close air of the woods, and leaving his hearers in doubt to which of the young man's questions he responded; when, however, he had cooled his face, and recovered his breath, he continued, "I hear you are riding to William Henry; as I am journeying thitherward myself, I concluded good company would seem consistent to the wishes of both parties.
In this situation we concluded to maintain our garrison, if possible.
The affair being so satisfactorily concluded, Hester Prynne, with Pearl, departed from the house.
He had at any rate his freedom now; I was never to touch it again; as I had amply shown, moreover, when, on his joining me in the schoolroom the previous night, I had uttered, on the subject of the interval just concluded, neither challenge nor hint.
I concluded that this harpooneer, in the course of his distant voyages, must have met with a similar adventure.
Mayhew having concluded his narration, Ahab put such questions to him, that the stranger captain could not forbear inquiring whether he intended to hunt the White Whale, if opportunity should offer.
Marija has apparently concluded about two hours ago that if the altar in the corner, with the deity in soiled white, be not the true home of the muses, it is, at any rate, the nearest substitute on earth attainable.
I wondered that it should have concluded at length that this was the best use it could put me to, and had never thought to avail itself of my services in some way.
He was so set up that he concluded to make a speech -- of course a humorous speech.
He went through all our vices and follies, and discovered many, which I had never mentioned to him, by only supposing what qualities a YAHOO of their country, with a small proportion of reason, might be capable of exerting; and concluded, with too much probability, "how vile, as well as miserable, such a creature must be.