Graduate meaning

grăj'o͝o-āt'
A graduate is someone who completed a school program.

An example of a graduate is someone who completed a four-year college degree program.

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The definition of graduate is something that is part of a higher degree program.

An example of graduate is a class that is taken to earn a Master’s degree.

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To be granted an academic degree or diploma.

Most of the entering freshmen stayed to graduate.

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Possessing an academic degree or diploma.
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To graduate is defined as to complete a school program.

An example of graduate is when you wear a cap and gown and are handed your diploma.

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Graduate means to mark a container with lines showing amounts of a liquid or solid.

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.

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To arrange or divide into categories, steps, or grades.

Graduate an income tax.

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To divide into marked intervals, especially for use in measurement.

Graduate a thermometer.

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One who has received an academic degree or diploma.
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A graduated container, such as a cylinder or beaker.
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Of, intended for, or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree.

Graduate courses.

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A person who has completed a course of study at a school or college and has received a degree or diploma.
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A flask, tube, or other container marked with a progressive series of degrees (lines or numbers or both) for measuring liquids or solids.
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To give a degree or diploma to in recognition of the completion of a course of study at a school or college.
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To become a graduate of.

To graduate college.

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To mark (a flask, tube, gauge, etc.) with degrees for measuring.
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To become a graduate of a school or college.
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To change, esp. advance, by degrees.
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Having been graduated from a school, college, etc.

A graduate engineer.

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Designating, of, for, or participating in instruction or research in various fields leading to degrees above the bachelor's.

Graduate courses, graduate students.

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​ A person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution.

If the government wants graduates to stay in the country they should offer more incentives.

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(US) A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school.
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A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring.
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Graduated, arranged by degrees.
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Holding an academic degree.
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Relating to an academic degree.
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(intransitive, ergative) To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution. See note on “from” usage.

The man graduated in 1967.

Trisha graduated from college.

Trisha graduated college.

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To certify (a student) as having earned a degree.

Indiana University graduated the student.

The college graduated him as soon as he was no longer eligible to play under NCAA rules.

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To mark (something) with degrees; to divide into regular steps or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
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(intransitive) To change gradually.

Sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.

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To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of.

To graduate the heat of an oven.

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(chemistry) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
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To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
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Origin of graduate

  • Middle English graduaten to confer a degree from Medieval Latin graduārī graduāt- to take a degree from Latin gradus step grade
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin graduātus (“graduated”), from gradus (“step”).
    From Wiktionary