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cul·mi·nate

 (kŭl′mə-nāt′)
v. cul·mi·nat·ed, cul·mi·nat·ing, cul·mi·nates
v.intr.
1.
a. To reach the highest point or degree; climax: habitual antagonism that culminated in open hostility.
b. To come to completion; end: Years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.
2. Astronomy To reach the highest point above an observer's horizon. Used of stars and other celestial bodies.
v.tr.
To bring to the point of greatest intensity or to completion; climax: The ceremony culminated a long week of preparation.

[Late Latin culmināre, culmināt-, from Latin culmen, culmin-, summit; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

cul′mi·na′tion n.

culminate

(ˈkʌlmɪˌneɪt)
vb
1. (when: intr, usually foll by in) to end or cause to end, esp to reach or bring to a final or climactic stage
2. (Astronomy) (intr) (of a celestial body) to cross the meridian of the observer
[C17: from Late Latin culmināre to reach the highest point, from Latin culmen top]

cul•mi•nate

(ˈkʌl məˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.i.
1. to reach the highest point or highest development (usu. fol. by in).
2. to arrive at a final or climactic stage (usu. fol. by in).
3. to rise to an apex (usu. fol. by in): a tower culminating in a tall spire.
4. (of a celestial body) to be on the meridian, or reach the highest or the lowest altitude.
v.t.
5. to bring to a close.
[1640–50; < Late Latin culminātus, past participle of culmināre to come to a peak, derivative of Latin culmen, s. culmin- peak]

culminate


Past participle: culminated
Gerund: culminating

Imperative
culminate
culminate
Present
I culminate
you culminate
he/she/it culminates
we culminate
you culminate
they culminate
Preterite
I culminated
you culminated
he/she/it culminated
we culminated
you culminated
they culminated
Present Continuous
I am culminating
you are culminating
he/she/it is culminating
we are culminating
you are culminating
they are culminating
Present Perfect
I have culminated
you have culminated
he/she/it has culminated
we have culminated
you have culminated
they have culminated
Past Continuous
I was culminating
you were culminating
he/she/it was culminating
we were culminating
you were culminating
they were culminating
Past Perfect
I had culminated
you had culminated
he/she/it had culminated
we had culminated
you had culminated
they had culminated
Future
I will culminate
you will culminate
he/she/it will culminate
we will culminate
you will culminate
they will culminate
Future Perfect
I will have culminated
you will have culminated
he/she/it will have culminated
we will have culminated
you will have culminated
they will have culminated
Future Continuous
I will be culminating
you will be culminating
he/she/it will be culminating
we will be culminating
you will be culminating
they will be culminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been culminating
you have been culminating
he/she/it has been culminating
we have been culminating
you have been culminating
they have been culminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been culminating
you will have been culminating
he/she/it will have been culminating
we will have been culminating
you will have been culminating
they will have been culminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been culminating
you had been culminating
he/she/it had been culminating
we had been culminating
you had been culminating
they had been culminating
Conditional
I would culminate
you would culminate
he/she/it would culminate
we would culminate
you would culminate
they would culminate
Past Conditional
I would have culminated
you would have culminated
he/she/it would have culminated
we would have culminated
you would have culminated
they would have culminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.culminate - end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
crown, top - be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
2.culminate - bring to a head or to the highest point; "Seurat culminated pointillism"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
3.culminate - reach the highest or most decisive point
achieve, attain, accomplish, reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
4.culminate - reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit, make - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
5.culminate - rise to, or form, a summit; "The helmet culminated in a crest"
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"

culminate

verb end up, end, close, finish, conclude, wind up, climax, terminate, come to a head, come to a climax, rise to a crescendo The parade will culminate in a firework display.

culminate

verb
To reach or bring to a climax:
cap, climax, crest, crown, peak, top (off or out).
Translations
يَبلُغ الأوْج
vyvrcholit
kulminere
huipentua
tetõfokára hág
ná hámarki
galiausiai baigtispasiekti aukščiausią tašką
sasniegt kulmināciju
vyvrcholiť
doruk noktasına varmak

culminate

[ˈkʌlmɪneɪt] VI to culminate inculminar en

culminate

[ˈkʌlmɪneɪt] vi
to culminate in (= finish with) → se terminer par (= lead to) → aboutir à

culminate

vi (Astron) → kulminieren, den or seinen Höchst-/Tiefststand erreichen; (fig) (= reach a climax: career, music etc) → gipfeln, kulminieren (geh) (→ in in +dat); (= end)herauslaufen (→ in auf +acc), → enden (in mit)
vt (US) → den Höhepunkt or Gipfel (+gen)darstellen

culminate

[ˈkʌlmɪˌneɪt] vi to culminate inculminare con or in

culminate

(ˈkalmineit) verb
(with in) to reach the highest or most important point. The celebrations culminated in a firework display in the local park.
ˌculmiˈnation noun
References in classic literature ?
WITHIN A WEEK OF HIS DEATH Captain Morstan's daughter receives a valuable present, which is repeated from year to year, and now culminates in a letter which describes her as a wronged woman.
Possibly it was out of this fear of the real denizens of the dark that the fear of the unreal denizens was later to develop and to culminate in a whole and mighty unseen world.
This would always culminate with the master's arms going around White Fang's neck and shoulders while the latter crooned and growled his love-song.
The video culminates with featuring present-day heroes who became the nation's pride with their exemplary lives.
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The left-hand, paternal branch of the tree culminates with George Washington and the right-hand, maternal branch culminates with Winston Churchill.
In "Desert to Dream: A Decade of Burning man Photography", Barbara Traub has compiled a collection that represents and presents a photographic record of a decade of Burning Man celebrations at the Black Rock Arts Festival held annual in the dry alkali flats of northwest Nevada's Black Rock Desert which runs for about a week and culminates over the Labor Day weekend.
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For ages 13 to 19, the Playhouse will host its 10th annual Summer Theatre Camp June 26 through July 27, which culminates with a musical production of ``Charlotte's Web.
The seminar culminates in a joint concert of select students and instructors as part of the opening concert at the 2006 West Coast Salsa Congress, an event that attracts more than 30,000 salsa music and dance aficionados.