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.
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
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.
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.
Is it concluded he shall be protector?
5. To bring to an end; to close; to
I will conclude this part with the speech
of a counselor of state.
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.
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.
And, to conclude,
The victory fell on us.
2. To form a final judgment; to reach a
Can we conclude upon Luther's
Conclude and be agreed.