Con·clude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Concluding.]
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? --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.”
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 M. Hale.
Syn: -- To infer; decide; determine; settle; close; finish; terminate; end.
adj : 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: final, last, terminal]