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culminate

verb uk   /ˈkʌl.mɪ.neɪt/ us  
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.
culmination
noun [U] uk   /ˌkʌl.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  
Winning first prize was the culmination of years of practice and hard work.
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