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English definition of “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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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