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[kuh n-klood] /kənˈklud/
verb (used with object), concluded, concluding.
to bring to an end; finish; terminate:
to conclude a speech with a quotation from the Bible.
to say in conclusion:
At the end of the speech he concluded that we had been a fine audience.
to bring to a decision or settlement; settle or arrange finally:
to conclude a treaty.
to determine by reasoning; deduce; infer:
They studied the document and concluded that the author must have been an eyewitness.
to decide, determine, or resolve:
He concluded that he would go no matter what the weather.
  1. to shut up or enclose.
  2. to restrict or confine.
verb (used without object), concluded, concluding.
to come to an end; finish:
The meeting concluded at ten o'clock.
to arrive at an opinion or judgment; come to a decision; decide:
The jury concluded to set the accused free.
Origin of conclude
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin conclūdere to close, end an argument, equivalent to con- con- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to close
Related forms
concludable, concludible, adjective
concluder, noun
nonconcluding, adjective
preconclude, verb (used with object), preconcluded, preconcluding.
unconcludable, adjective
unconcluded, adjective
well-concluded, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unconcluded
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  • Cash in consideration of an unconcluded marriage; that was how it read.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
  • The Consul (or Vice-Consul) who took us for a drive told us a thrilling tale—as yet unconcluded—of two rival families.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  • This is actually shown by the fact that measurement proves to be an unconcluded and inconcludable operation.

    Natural Philosophy Wilhelm Ostwald
British Dictionary definitions for unconcluded


verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to come or cause to come to an end or conclusion
(takes a clause as object) to decide by reasoning; deduce: the judge concluded that the witness had told the truth
to arrange finally; settle: to conclude a treaty, it was concluded that he should go
(obsolete) to confine
Derived Forms
concluder, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for unconcluded



early 14c., "end an argument," from Latin concludere "to shut up, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + -cludere, comb. form of claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). Meaning "reach a mental conclusion, deduce" is from late 14c., a sense also in Latin. Related: Concluded; concluding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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