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English noun: pinnacle

1. pinnacle (artifact) (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

Broader (hypernym)spire, steeple

Domain categoryarchitecture

2. pinnacle (state) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

SamplesHis landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty.
The artist's gifts are at their acme.
At the height of her career.
The peak of perfection.
Summer was at its peak.
...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame.
The summit of his ambition.
So many highest superlatives achieved by man.
At the top of his profession.

Synonymsacme, elevation, height, meridian, peak, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

3. pinnacle (location) a lofty peak

Broader (hypernym)crest, crown, peak, summit, tip, top

English verb: pinnacle

1. pinnacle (stative) surmount with a pinnacle

SamplesPinnacle a pediment.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)surmount

2. pinnacle (motion) raise on or as if on a pinnacle

SamplesHe did not want to be pinnacled.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

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