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culminateverb

uk   us   /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 in the end I ​decided to ​quit my ​job. Their many ​years of ​research have ​finally culminated in a ​cure for the ​disease.
culmination
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌkʌl.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
Winning first ​prize was the culmination ofyears of ​practice and hard ​work.
(Definition of culminate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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culminateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈkʌl·məˌneɪt/
to have as a ​result or be the ​finalresult of a ​process: [I] Secretnegotiations culminated in the ​historicpeaceaccord. [T] The ​discovery culminated many ​years of ​research.
culmination
noun [U]  us   /ˌkʌl·məˈneɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of culminate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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