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"conclude" in English

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uk /kənˈkluːd/ us /kənˈkluːd/

conclude verb (FINISH)

C1 [ I or T ] to end a speech, meeting, or piece of writing:

She concluded the speech by reminding us of our responsibility.
Before I conclude, I'd like to thank you all for coming.
The concert concluded with a rousing chorus.

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(Definition of “conclude” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 business deal or official agreement, 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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uk /kənˈkluːd/ us

[ 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)