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English definition of “culminate”

culminate

verb     /ˈkʌl.mɪ.neɪt/
culminate in/with sth If an event or series of events culminates in something, it ends with it, having developed until it reaches this point : My arguments with the boss got worse and worse , and it all culminated in my deciding to change jobs . Their many years of research have finally culminated in a cure for the disease .Coming to an endCausing something to end culmination     /ˌkʌl.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Winning first prize was the culmination of years of practice and hard work .Ends and endings
(Definition of culminate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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