Definition of culminate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

culminate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they culminate
BrE BrE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪt//
 
he / she / it culminates
BrE BrE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪts//
 
past simple culminated
BrE BrE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪtɪd//
 
past participle culminated
BrE BrE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form culminating
BrE BrE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlmɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] culminate (in/with something) (formal) 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 London. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in astronomy and astrology): from late Latin culminat- ‘exalted’, from the verb culminare, from culmen ‘summit’.
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