I have these three sentences:

Throughout human history, mental illness has been stigmatized beyond belief. Individuals that have been diagnosed as mentally ill have been subject to social opposition. Stigma researchers from University of Chicago, Patrick W. Corrigan and Amy C. Watson, conclude these statements and believe that public and self-stigma both affect the society diagnosed with mental disorders.

Is it ok to use the term "conclude these statements" as in the third sentence above? I am asking this because that phrase doesn't seem accurate to me.

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    ... have drawn these conclusions... – Jim Nov 24 '17 at 20:54
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    The last part "society diagnosed with mental disorders" seems weird. The whole society has mental disorders?!? – MaxW Nov 25 '17 at 4:47
  • what about: "conclude these findings" ? – FrankMK Nov 25 '17 at 9:53
  • Why do you think it would or wouldn't be okay? Explain why you're here asking a question. – curiousdannii Nov 26 '17 at 13:01
  • @curiousdannii - I just updated the question. This is my very first question here and I don't understand why it is off-topic. – codeforester Nov 26 '17 at 17:59

When you say conclude something, it means, to finish doing something, so your sentence reads:

"[The researchers] finish making these statements and believe ..."

What you want to say is conclude (that), which means to decide something is true based upon evidence. Here's a possible rewording:

"[The researchers] conclude (that) these statements are correct and believe ..."

The that is optional in this case and doesn’t change the meaning.

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