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conclude

verb
 
 
/kənˈkluːd/
[T] to have a particular opinion about something after thinking carefully about it: conclude that Analysts concluded that borrowing costs were at or very near their peak. The study concluded that food adverts aimed at children were mostly on TV and dominated by high-sugar cereals, soft drinks, confectionery, and fast foods.
[I or T] to end a meeting, speech, etc., or to come to an end: I'd like to conclude by mentioning all those people who have contributed to the success of the project. The second round of negotiations were concluded in December 2010. Talks with the DTI aren't expected to conclude in time to impact earnings or dividends this year.
[T] to complete an official agreement or task, or arrange a business deal: conclude an agreement/deal/negotiation The companies plan to conclude the deal by mid-2012.
(Definition of conclude from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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