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Definition of culminate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

culminate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkʌlməˌneɪt//
 
[intransitive] culminate (in/with something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they culminate
 
he / she / it culminates
 
past simple culminated
 
-ing form culminating
 
 
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to end with a particular result, or at a particular point a gun battle which culminated in the death of two police officers Months of hard work culminated in success. Their summer tour will culminate at a spectacular concert in New York.
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