• (British) enPR: dŏkʹtər-ĭt, IPA: /ˈdɒk.tə.ɹɪt/
    • (America) enPR: dŏkʹtər-ət, IPA: /ˈdɑk.təɹ.ət/
    • (British) IPA: /ˈdɒk.tə.ɹeɪt/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈdɑk.təɹ.eɪt/

doctorate (plural doctorates)

  1. The highest degree awarded by a university faculty.
Translations Verb

doctorate (doctorates, present participle doctorating; past and past participle doctorated)

  1. (archaic) To make (someone) into a doctor.
    • He was bred […] in Oxford and there doctorated.
    • 1886, Simon Somerville Laurie, Lectures on the Rise and Early Constitution of Universities:
      Even after Salernum had a teacher of law [...] it could not doctorate in law.

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