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Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
Hans Hofmann

Meaning of "culminate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CULMINATE

From Late Latin culmināre to reach the highest point, from Latin culmen top.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CULMINATE

culminate  [ˈkʌlmɪˌneɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CULMINATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Culminate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb culminate in English.

WHAT DOES CULMINATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of culminate in the English dictionary

The definition of culminate in the dictionary is when intr, usually foll by in to end or cause to end, esp to reach or bring to a final or climactic stage. Other definition of culminate is to cross the meridian of the observer.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CULMINATE

PRESENT

Present
I culminate
you culminate
he/she/it culminates
we culminate
you culminate
they culminate
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I culminated
you culminated
he/she/it culminated
we culminated
you culminated
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will culminate
you will culminate
he/she/it will culminate
we will culminate
you will culminate
they will culminate
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would culminate
you would culminate
he/she/it would culminate
we would culminate
you would culminate
they would culminate
Conditional continuous
I would be culminating
you would be culminating
he/she/it would be culminating
we would be culminating
you would be culminating
they would be culminating
Conditional perfect
I would have culminate
you would have culminate
he/she/it would have culminate
we would have culminate
you would have culminate
they would have culminate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been culminating
you would have been culminating
he/she/it would have been culminating
we would have been culminating
you would have been culminating
they would have been culminating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you culminate
we let´s culminate
you culminate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to culminate
Past participle
culminated
Present Participle
culminating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CULMINATE


abominate
əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt
contaminate
kənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
criminate
ˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt
decontaminate
ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
delaminate
diːˈlæmɪˌneɪt
discriminate
dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪt
disseminate
dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
dominate
ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
eliminate
ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt
examinate
ɪɡˈzæmɪˌneɪt
exterminate
ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪt
fulminate
ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt
germinate
ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt
illuminate
ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪt
inseminate
ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
laminate
ˈlæmɪˌneɪt
nominate
ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt
predominate
prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
ruminate
ˈruːmɪˌneɪt
terminate
ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CULMINATE

cullionly
cullis
Culloden
cully
cullyism
culm
Culm Measures
culmen
culmiferous
culminant
culminating
culmination
culotte
culottes
culpa
culpability
culpable
culpable homicide
culpableness
culpably

WORDS THAT END LIKE CULMINATE

alginate
aluminate
assassinate
caseinate
combinate
coordinate
determinate
donate
fascinate
hallucinate
indeterminate
indiscriminate
indoctrinate
marinate
ordinate
originate
paginate
procrastinate
subordinate
succinate
urinate

Synonyms and antonyms of culminate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CULMINATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «culminate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of culminate

Translation of «culminate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CULMINATE

Find out the translation of culminate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of culminate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «culminate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

以…告终
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

culminar
570 millions of speakers

English

culminate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समापन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تبلغ ذروتها
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Кульминацией
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

culminar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর্বোচ্চ সীমা পৌঁছান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

culminer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kemuncaknya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gipfeln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最後は~で終わる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

~한 결과를 낳다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Culminate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên đến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உச்சமடைந்திருக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कळस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sonuçlanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

culminare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zakończy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кульмінацією
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

culmina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κορυφώνονται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitloop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kulminera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kulminere
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about culminate

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2 QUOTES WITH «CULMINATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word culminate.
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Hans Hofmann
Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
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Nimrat Kaur
Things culminate when they have to. Work comes to you when you deserve to do it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CULMINATE»

Discover the use of culminate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to culminate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A is for Armageddon: A Catalogue of Disasters That May ...
A Is for Armageddon is your ruthlessly clever and gorgeously hopeless guide to the possible—if not imminent—ultimate destruction of our civilization and planet.
Richard Horne, 2010
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Culminate
A prolific epidemic quickly spreads as it leaves the entire nation torn.
Matthew J. Vince, 2012
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Characterization of Signaling Pathways that Culminate in ...
Understanding the molecular components of the apoptotic program in germ cells is an essential step towards the development of novel therapeutic regimens to control accelerated apoptosis during abnormal spermatogenesis, as well as more ...
Jesse Castellanos, 2007
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The Careful Writer
CULMINATE talent. We need outstanding people and that is the only criteria.' " Similar errors are made with data, media, strata, and trivia. On the other hand, see agenda. CULMINATE A single passage will serve to expose two fairly common ...
Theodore M. Bernstein, 1995
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The Scots Magazine ...
7 we have the following lines: Earth and all her lowly shores contain Him not Nor all thé myriad orbs that CULMINATE Their zvildering brightness nowx the steep of night ! Now, in the first place, this is a plagiarism from Hogg, who somewhere, ...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany
Far and wide his eye commands ; For sight no obstacle found there, or shade, But all sunshine; as when his beams at noon Culminate from the Equator. Paradise Lost. These examples, and many others which we could produce, warrant us to ...
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Social Transcendentalism -: Socialistic Means to a ...
What began in the Many will culminate in the One. What began as proton-proton reactions will culminate in electron-electron attractions. What began as absolute ugliness will culminate in absolute truth. What began as the pain that is beneath ...
John O'Loughlin, 2010
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The Culminate Era Are We Near the End of This Age: Exposing ...
Combine with actual information regarding the world's most compelling issues, along with their imminent threats upon modern civilization, this revelation if the most convincing modern spiritual document that establishes to its clearest the ...
Joseph Elie Jean-Philippe, 2003
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Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society
In order to take advantage of the numerous observations made at Greenwich, of stars which culminate near the south horizon, Mr. Main has pressed into his service the determinations of Henderson and Maclear of the same stars at the Cape ...
Royal Astronomical Society, 1859
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Memoirs
Since the greatest declination of the satellite exceeds V, it will, when it has this declination, rise and set in the interval between the rings, and after being eclipsed by the outer ring will culminate clear of it. Phenomena at Latitude 160.
Royal Astronomical Society, 1854

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CULMINATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term culminate is used in the context of the following news items.
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York High's Eric Harp sees his growth culminate with VHSCA All …
York High's Eric Harp sees his growth culminate with VHSCA All-Star game. Eric Harp. Jonathon Gruenke, Daily Press. Poquoson's Cole ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»
2
Greece officially requests new loans, but euro partners await details
The letter formally kicked off a process that Athens hopes will culminate in a bailout deal with its European partners by Sunday. Without at least ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
US Soldiers participate in multinational foreign jump wings event
The event would culminate in an awards ceremony presided over by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. As U.S. Army Jump Masters, ... «United States Army, Jul 15»
4
Reserve and Full-Time Support chief-selects announced
It will culminate in Navy-wide pinning ceremonies Sept. 16 — the Navy's traditional pinning day for all new chiefs. Congratulations to all the ... «NavyTimes.com, Jul 15»
5
Bump in the road to Pluto
On Monday, July 7, at 12:23 p.m. eastern, New Horizons signaled that it had successfully entered the encounter mode, which will culminate ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
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Fremont County ambulance services face financial, leadership woes
“We provide the service, and when we don't get reimbursement -- that on top of the overtime … it's a number of things that culminate in driving ... «Casper Star-Tribune Online, Jul 15»
7
Guilford man to emcee disability parade in NYC
The parade will begin on Sunday, July 12, at noon at Madison Square Park in New York and will culminate with festivities in Union Square Park ... «New Haven Register, Jul 15»
8
America Punts on Nuclear Security in Asia
At the same time, we are learning that a deal struck between China and France will culminate in the construction of a commercial reprocessing ... «The National Interest Online, Jul 15»
9
How Liev Schreiber Fixed Himself
Instead, he is in his trailer on the Sony lot in Los Angeles preparing for a four-hour shoot that is supposed to culminate with a Katie Holmes ... «Men's Journal, Jul 15»
10
Victory Celebrations Honour Medal-Winning Athletes Nightly During …
Each day's free festivities will include live music and entertainment and will culminate with nightly fireworks. Unprecedented in scale ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»

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