1. To come to completion; to end
2. To reach the highest point or degree of; the climax
3. To bring to the point of greatest intensity or to completion

Culminate rhymes with terminate which also means to end. We can remember it as ‘kal’ (tomorrow in hindi) ‘terminate’. If something is to be terminated tomorrow then it has been brought to its climax or final stage.

1. The giant fireworks display culminated the Fourth of July festivities.
2. Their disagreement culminated in a fight.
3. The ceremony culminated after two weeks of preparation.

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