conclude-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: finish or end something

Commentary: Syntax Is: (NP1[agent]) CONCLUDE NP2[patient]

We concluded the meeting with coffee and dessert.
They are just now concluding their performance of Aida.
This concludes our nightly broadcast.
Boeing has concluded a series of wind tunnel tests on a modified 747.

VerbNet: stop-55.4-1
FrameNet: Activity_finish,Activity_stop,Process_end
PropBank: conclude.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 2: resolve or agree upon

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CONCLUDE NP2[goal[abstract]]
NOTE: this does NOT mean for two or more people to agree on something reasoned or deduced, as in, "They concluded that the drug was safe and effective." Such examples should be in sense 3.

After weeks of negotiation the governments have concluded a viable trade agreement.
We were unable to conclude a good deal for our firm's IPO.
The two firms concluded a strategic alliance.
We have concluded a covenant with death.
Submit your notification immediately after you have concluded a guarantee agreement.

VerbNet: stop-55.4-1
FrameNet: Activity_finish,Activity_stop
PropBank: conclude.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 3: reason or deduce

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] CONCLUDE [topic]

Given 'if P then Q' and 'P', must you conclude 'Q'?
The police concluded John committed the murder, based on DNA evidence.
On what basis did the ancients conclude that the sun revolved around the earth?
Mary is concluding that John is a boor, based on his table manners.

VerbNet: deduce-97.2
FrameNet: Coming_to_believe
PropBank: conclude.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: say (used as a quotative)

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 CONCLUDE [topic]

"The negative use of taxing authority is poor public policy," the report concluded.
"You put your foot out in that street and you'll be arrested," he concluded.
"Married people can specialize," she concluded.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM