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Culminate vs. Conclude — What's the Difference?

Culminate vs. Conclude — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Culminate and Conclude

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Culminate

To reach the highest point or degree; climax
Habitual antagonism that culminated in open hostility.
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Conclude

To bring to an end; close
Concluded the rally with the national anthem.
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Culminate

To come to completion; end
Years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.
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Conclude

To bring about (a final agreement or settlement)
Conclude a peace treaty.
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Culminate

(Astronomy) To reach the highest point above an observer's horizon. Used of stars and other celestial bodies.
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Conclude

To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning
The jury concluded that the defendant was innocent.
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Culminate

To bring to the point of greatest intensity or to completion; climax
The ceremony culminated a long week of preparation.
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Conclude

(Obsolete) To confine; enclose.
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Culminate

Of a heavenly body, to be at the highest point, reach its greatest altitude.
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Conclude

To come to an end; close
The show concluded with a dance routine.
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Culminate

(intransitive) To reach the (physical or figurative) summit, highest point, peak etc.
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Conclude

To come to a decision or agreement
The committee concluded on a course of action.
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Culminate

To reach a climax; to come to a decisive point, especially an end or conclusion.
Their messy breakup culminated in a restraining order.
The class will culminate with a rigorous examination.
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Conclude

(intransitive) To end; to come to an end.
The story concluded with a moral.
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Culminate

To reach a point at which continued progress is not possible.
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Conclude

(transitive) To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
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Culminate

(transitive) To finalize, bring to a conclusion, form the climax of.
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Conclude

(transitive) To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.
To conclude a bargain
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Culminate

(anatomy) Relating to the culmen
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Conclude

(transitive) To come to a conclusion, to a final decision.
From the evidence, I conclude that this man was murdered.
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Culminate

To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
As when his beams at noonCulminate from the equator.
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Conclude

(obsolete) To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
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Culminate

To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.
The reptile race culminated in the secondary era.
The house of Burgundy was rapidly culminating.
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Conclude

To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; generally in the passive.
The defendant is concluded by his own plea.
A judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence.
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Culminate

Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; - applied to the growth of corals.
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Conclude

(obsolete) To shut up; to enclose.
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Culminate

End, especially to reach a final or climactic stage;
The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
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Conclude

(obsolete) To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace; to confine.
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Culminate

Bring to a head or to the highest point;
Seurat culminated pointillism
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Conclude

(logic) to deduce, to infer develop a causal relation
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Culminate

Reach the highest or most decisive point
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Conclude

To shut up; to inclose.
The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the grave.
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Culminate

Of a celestial body: reach its highest altitude or the meridian
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Conclude

To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
For God hath concluded all in unbelief.
The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.
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Culminate

Rise to, or form, a summit;
The helmet culminated in a crest
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Conclude

To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; - sometimes followed by a dependent clause.
No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith.
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Conclude

To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
But no frail man, however great or high,Can be concluded blest before he die.
Is it concluded he shall be protector?
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Conclude

To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
I will conclude this part with the speech of a counselor of state.
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Conclude

To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain.
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Conclude

To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; - generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument.
If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation they must be concluded by it.
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Conclude

To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.
A train of lies,That, made in lust, conclude in perjuries.
And, to conclude,The victory fell on us.
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Conclude

To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
Can we conclude upon Luther's instability?
Conclude and be agreed.
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Conclude

Decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion;
We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house
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Conclude

Bring to a close;
The committee concluded the meeting
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Conclude

Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
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Conclude

Come to a close;
The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
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Conclude

Reach agreement on;
They concluded an economic agreement
We concluded a cease-fire
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