Conclude vs Debate - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between conclude and debate

is that conclude is (obsolete) to include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace while debate is (obsolete) strife, discord.

As verbs the difference between conclude and debate

is that conclude is to end; to come to an end while debate is (ambitransitive) to participate in a debate; to dispute, argue, especially in a public arena.

As a noun debate is

(obsolete) strife, discord.




  • To end; to come to an end.
  • The story concluded with a moral.
  • To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • I will conclude this part with the speech of a counsellor of state.
  • To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.
  • to conclude a bargain
  • * Shakespeare
  • if we conclude a peace
  • To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.
  • From the evidence, I conclude that this man was murdered.
  • * Tillotson
  • No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him.
  • (obsolete) To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
  • * Addison
  • But no frail man, however great or high, / Can be concluded blest before he die.
  • To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar;generally in the passive.
  • The defendant is concluded by his own plea.
    A judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence.
  • * Sir M. Hale
  • If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation they must be concluded by it.
  • (obsolete) To shut up; to enclose.
  • * Hooker
  • The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the grave.
  • (obsolete) To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
  • * Bible, Romans xi. 32
  • For God hath concluded all in unbelief.
  • * Bible, Gal. iii. 22
  • The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.
  • (logic) to deduce, to infer (develop a causal relation)
  • Derived terms

    * concluder * concludable * conclusion * conclusive * conclusible


    * (to end) begin, initiate, start




  • (obsolete) Strife, discord.
  • An argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting, often with more than two people, generally ending with a vote or other decision.
  • An informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.}}
  • (uncountable) Discussion of opposing views.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis:
  • (Frequently in French form débat) A type of literary composition, taking the form of a discussion or disputation, commonly found in the vernacular medieval poetry of many European countries, as well as in .
  • Verb

  • (ambitransitive) To participate in a debate; to dispute, argue, especially in a public arena.
  • * Shakespeare
  • a wise council that did debate this business
  • * Bible, Proverbs xxv. 9
  • Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself.
  • * Tatler
  • He presents that great soul debating upon the subject of life and death with his intimate friends.
  • (obsolete) To fight.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.viii:
  • Well knew they both his person, sith of late / With him in bloudie armes they rashly did debate .
  • (obsolete) To engage in combat for; to strive for.
  • * Prescott
  • Volunteers thronged to serve under his banner, and the cause of religion was debated with the same ardour in Spain as on the plains of Palestine.
  • (lb) To consider (to oneself), to think over, to attempt to decide
  • Derived terms

    * debater


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