Culminate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʌlmɪneɪt|  American pronunciation of the word culminate
Brit.  |ˈkʌlmɪneɪt|  British pronunciation of the word culminate

verb

- end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage(syn: climax)

The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace

- bring to a head or to the highest point

Seurat culminated pointillism

- reach the highest or most decisive point
- reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
- rise to, or form, a summit

The helmet culminated in a crest

Examples

A bitter feud culminated months of tension.

...culminated the school year with a trip to New York...

The event culminates in a black tie dinner and concert.

The ceremony culminated a long week of preparation.

Years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.

The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace

Seurat culminated pointillism

The helmet culminated in a crest

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: culminate
he/she/it: culminates
present participle: culminating
past tense: culminated
past participle: culminated
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