A graduate is someone who completed a school program.noun
An example of a graduate is someone who completed a four-year college degree program.
To graduate is defined as to complete a school program.verb
An example of graduate is when you wear a cap and gown and are handed your diploma.
Graduate means to mark a container with lines showing amounts of a liquid or solid.verb
An example of graduate is to use a permanent pen to mark a glass container collecting rainwater so you can easily see how much there is.
The definition of graduate is something that is part of a higher degree program.adjective
An example of graduate is a class that is taken to earn a Master’s degree.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a person who has completed a course of study at a school or college and has received a degree or diploma
- a flask, tube, or other container marked with a progressive series of degrees (lines or numbers or both) for measuring liquids or solids
Origin: < ML graduatus, pp. of graduare, to graduate < L gradus: see grade
- to give a degree or diploma to in recognition of the completion of a course of study at a school or college
- Informal to become a graduate of: to graduate college
- to mark (a flask, tube, gauge, etc.) with degrees for measuring
- to arrange or classify into grades according to amount, size, etc.
- to arrange in grades or stages: graduated income tax
- to become a graduate of a school or college
- to change, esp. advance, by degrees
- having been graduated from a school, college, etc.: a graduate engineer
- ☆ designating, of, for, or participating in instruction or research in various fields leading to degrees above the bachelor's: graduate courses, graduate students
- graduator noun
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verb grad·u·at·ed, grad·u·at·ing, grad·u·ates verb, intransitive
- To be granted an academic degree or diploma: Two thirds of the entering freshmen stayed to graduate.
- a. To change gradually or by degrees.b. To advance to a new level of skill, achievement, or activity: After a summer of diving instruction, they had all graduated to back flips.
- a. To grant an academic degree or diploma to: The teachers hope to graduate her this spring.b. Usage Problem To receive an academic degree from.
- To arrange or divide into categories, steps, or grades.
- To divide into marked intervals, especially for use in measurement.
- One who has received an academic degree or diploma.
- A graduated container, such as a cylinder or beaker.
- Possessing an academic degree or diploma.
- Of, intended for, or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree: graduate courses.
Origin: Middle English graduaten, to confer a degree, from Medieval Latin graduārī, graduāt-, to take a degree, from Latin gradus, step; see grade.
- gradˈu·aˌtor noun