HyperDic: culminate

English > 5 senses of the word culminate:
VERBchangeculminate, climaxend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
changeculminatebring to a head or to the highest point
socialculminatereach the highest or most decisive point
motionculminatereach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
changeculminaterise to, or form, a summit
culminate > pronunciation
Soundskah'lmihney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > culminate: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
Synonymclimax
Narrowercrown, topBe the culminating event
Broaderend, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
Spanishculminar
Catalanculminar
Nounsculminationa concluding action
culminationthe decisive moment in a novel or play
culminationa final climactic stage
English > culminate: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBring to a head or to the highest point.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody
Example"Seurat culminated pointillism"
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishculminar
Catalanculminar
Nounsculminationa final climactic stage
English > culminate: 5 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningreach the highest or most decisive point.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderachieve, accomplish, attain, reachTo gain with effort
Spanishculminar
Nounsculminationthe decisive moment in a novel or play
culminationa final climactic stage
English > culminate: 5 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningreach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
Spanishculminar
Nounsculmination(astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
English > culminate: 5 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningRise to, or form, a summit.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The helmet culminated in a crest"
Broaderformassume a form or shape

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