Definitions for graduateˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; -ˌeɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
grad•u•ate*ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; -ˌeɪt(n., adj.; v.; n.; adj.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
(n.)a person who has received a degree or diploma on completing a course of study at a university, college, or school.
a student who holds the bachelor's or the first professional degree and is studying for an advanced degree.
a cylindrical or tapering graduated container, used for measuring.
Category: Weights and Measures
(adj.)of, pertaining to, or involved in academic study beyond the bachelor's degree:
a graduate student.
having an academic degree or diploma.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Education
(v.i.)to receive a degree or diploma on completing a course of study:
to graduate from college.
to pass by degrees; change gradually.
(v.t.)to confer a degree upon or grant a diploma to.
to receive a degree or diploma from:
to graduate college.
Category: Education, Informal, Usage Note
to arrange in grades or gradations; establish gradation in.
to divide into or mark with degrees or other divisions, as the scale of a thermometer.
Category: Weights and Measures
* Usage: graduate followed by from is the most common construction today: to graduate from Yale. The passive form, once considered to be the only correct pattern, occurs infrequently today: to be graduated from Yale. Although condemned by some as nonstandard, the use of graduate as a transitive verb meaning “to receive a degree or diploma from” is increasing in both speech and writing: to graduate high school.
Origin of graduate:
1375–1425; < ML graduārī to grade, graduate, der. of L gradusgrade
alumnus, alumna, alum, graduate, grad(noun)
a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
"She graduated in 1990"
confer an academic degree upon
"This school graduates 2,000 students each year"
calibrate, graduate, fine-tune(verb)
make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
"calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
graduate(verb)ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. -ˌeɪt
to finish studying and receive a degree or diploma from a high school, college, or university
I'll be graduating from high school next year.
graduateˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. -ˌeɪt
to finish a university degree in a particular subject
He graduated in law.
graduate(noun)ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. -ˌeɪt
sb who has finished their studies and received a degree or diploma
high school/college graduates
A person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution
A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school
A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring
To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution. See note on u201Cfromu201D usage.
To certify (a student) as having earned a degree
Indiana University graduated the student.
To mark a scale on (something) so that it can be used for measuring
To change gradually
graduated, arranged by degrees
holding an academic degree
relating to an academic degree
to mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc
to admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College
to prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven
to bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid
to pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz
to taper, as the tail of certain birds
to take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma
one who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning
a graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated
arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated
Translations for graduate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to receive a degree, diploma etc
He graduated in German and French.
- дипломирам сеBulgarian
- formar-sePortuguese (BR)
- promovat, absolvovatCzech
- bestå universitetseksamenDanish
- diplomarse en, licenciarse enSpanish
- kooli lõpetama; teaduslikku kraadi saamaEstonian
- فارغ التحصیل شدنFarsi
- suorittaa loppututkintoFinnish
- obtenir son diplômeFrench
- לְקַבֵּל תוֹאָרHebrew
- उपाधि प्राप्त करनाHindi
- diplomirati, maturiratiCroatian
- diplomát szerez; végezHungarian
- menerima ijazahIndonesian
- diplomarsi; laurearsiItalian
- baigti (mokslus), gauti diplomąLithuanian
- beigt (mācību iestādi); saņemt diplomu/zinātnisku grāduLatvian
- mempunyai ijazahMalay
- afstuderen, een bul/diploma behalenDutch
- ta avsluttende eksamen, få vitnemålNorwegian
- zostać absolwentemPolish
- فارغ التحصیل شدنPersian
- دزده کړو څخه فارغ ، ددرجې خښتن، درجه لرونكى شىPashto
- a absolvi (oşcoală, un curs)Romanian
- получить степень, дипломRussian
- promovať (z)Slovak
- avlägga (ta) examenSwedish
- mezun olmakTurkish
- 畢業Chinese (Trad.)
- отримувати ступінь, дипломUkrainian
- ڈگری یا ڈپلوما یافتہUrdu
- tốt nghiệpVietnamese
- 毕业Chinese (Simp.)
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