Con*clude" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Concluding.] [L. concludere, conclusum; con- + claudere to shut. See Close, v. t.]
To shut up; to inclose.
The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the grave.
To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
For God hath concluded all in unbelief.
Rom. xi. 32.
The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.
Gal. iii. 22.
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.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith.
Rom. iii. 28.
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.
Is it concluded he shall be protector?
To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
I will conclude this part with the speech of a counselor of state.
To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain.
"If we conclude
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.
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.
And, to conclude,
The victory fell on us.
To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
Can we conclude upon Luther's instability?
Conclude and be agreed.
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