Con*clude" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Concluding.] [L. concludere, conclusum; con- + claudere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

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."

Shak.

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.

 

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Con*clude", v. i.

1.

To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.

A train of lies, That, made in lust, conclude in perjuries. Dryden.

And, to conclude, The victory fell on us. Shak.

2.

To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.

Can we conclude upon Luther's instability? Bp. Atterbury.

Conclude and be agreed. Shak.

 

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