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"conclude" in British English

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concludeverb

uk   us   /kənˈkluːd/

conclude verb (FINISH)

C1 [I or T] to end a ​speech, ​meeting, or ​piece of writing: She concluded the ​speech byreminding us of ​ourresponsibility. Before I conclude, I'd like to ​thank you all for coming. The ​concert concluded with a ​rousingchorus. [T] to ​complete an ​officialagreement or ​task, or ​arrange a ​businessdeal
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conclude verb (JUDGE)

C1 [T] to ​judge or ​decide something after ​thinkingcarefully about it: [+ that] The ​jury concluded from the ​evidence that the ​defendant was ​innocent. The ​discussionscontinued late into the ​night, but nothing was concluded.
(Definition of conclude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conclude" in American English

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concludeverb

 us   /kənˈklud/

conclude verb (END)

[I/T] to ​cause something to end, or to end: [T] She concluded her ​remarks by ​thanking her ​supporters. [I] I’d like to conclude with a ​song by Tim Buckley. [I/T] If you conclude a ​businessdeal or ​officialagreement, you ​agree on it: [T] Everyone was ​intent on concluding the ​agreement.

conclude verb (JUDGE)

[T] to ​judge after some ​consideration: [+ that clause] We concluded that we could not ​afford to ​buy a new ​car. The ​judges concluded the same thing I did.
(Definition of conclude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conclude" in Business English

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concludeverb

uk   us   /kənˈkluːd/
[T] to have a particular ​opinion about something after ​thinking carefully about it: conclude that Analysts concluded that ​borrowingcosts were at or very near their ​peak. The ​study concluded that ​foodadvertsaimed 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 ​impactearnings or ​dividends this ​year.
[T] to complete an ​officialagreement or ​task, or ​arrange a ​business deal: conclude an agreement/deal/negotiation The ​companiesplan to conclude the ​deal by mid-2012.
(Definition of conclude from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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