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climax

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1 a point in a chain of events at which an important change (as in one's fortunes) occurs
  • The climax of the story occurs when the hero discovers the identity of his father.
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2 the highest part or point
  • the climax of her career as a performer
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summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable.
    • at the summit of the Victorian social scene
peak suggests the highest among other high points.
    • an artist working at the peak of her powers
pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height.
    • the pinnacle of worldly success
climax implies the highest point in an ascending series.
    • the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions
apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge.
    • the apex of Dutch culture
acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing.
    • a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty
culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective.
    • the culmination of years of effort

climax

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to bring to a triumphant conclusion
  • Organizers climaxed the county fair with a pie-eating contest.
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