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con·clude

conclude

 
 
pronunciation:
kn klud
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part of speech: verb
inflections: concludes, concluding, concluded
definition 1: to bring to an end; finish or complete.
We concluded the meeting and went out for lunch.
synonyms:
cease, close, complete, end, finish, terminate, wind up, wrap up
antonyms:
begin, commence, defer, open, prolong, start
similar words:
cap, complement, decide, halt, stop
definition 2: to think about carefully and form an opinion.
We concluded from the happy look on her face that she had done well on test.The principal finally concluded that he had done nothing wrong.
synonyms:
decide, determine, figure, gather, infer
similar words:
ascertain, judge, reason, reckon
derivation: concluding (adj.)
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The word conclude contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
claus, clos, clud, clus Latin root that means to close