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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.
Translations of “culminate”
in Spanish culminar…
in French culminer…
in German gipfeln…
in Russian завершаться…
in Turkish bir çok eylemin en sonuncusu olmak, ... ile sonuçlanmak…
in Polish kończyć, wieńczyć…
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