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culminate

verb
 
 
/ˈkʌlmɪneɪt/ formal
culminate in/with sth to finish with a particular event, or reach a final result after gradual development and often a lot of effort: The course culminates in a series of written exams. His career culminated with the post of ambassador to NATO.Coming to an endCausing something to end
[T] US to be the final thing in a series of events: The discovery of a body culminated two days of desperate searching.Coming to an endCausing something to end
culmination
 
 
/ˌkʌlmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun [no plural]
This discovery is the culmination of years of research.
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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