graduate
Pronunciation
Noun and adjective
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɡɹædjuət/
  • (America) enPR: grăjʹo͞o-ĭt, IPA: /ˈɡɹædʒuɪt/
Verb
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɡɹædjueɪt/
  • (America) enPR: grăjʹo͞o-āt, IPA: /ˈɡɹædʒueɪt/
Noun

graduate (plural graduates)

  1. 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.
  2. (US, Canada) A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school.
  3. (Philippines) A person who is recognized as having completed any level of education.
  4. A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring.
Antonyms Translations Translations Adjective

graduate

  1. graduated, arranged by degrees
  2. holding an academic degree
  3. relating to an academic degree
Verb

graduate (graduates, present participle graduating; past and past participle graduated)

  1. (intransitive, ergative) To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution.
    The man graduated in 1967.
    Trisha graduated from college.
  2. (transitive, proscribed) To be certified as having earned a degree from; to graduate from (an institution).
    Trisha graduated college.
  3. (transitive) 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.
  4. (transitive) 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.
  5. (intransitive) To change gradually.
    sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz
  6. 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
    • Dyers advance and graduate their colours with salts.
  7. (chemistry) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
  8. To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Italian: diplomarsi
Translations Translations
  • German: graduieren
  • Russian: градуи́ровать



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