What does graduate mean?

Definitions for graduate
ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; -ˌeɪtgrad·u·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word graduate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alumnus, alumna, alum, graduate, grad(noun)

    a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)

  2. graduate(adj)

    a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

  3. graduate(a), postgraduate(verb)

    of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree

    "graduate courses"

  4. graduate(verb)

    receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

    "She graduated in 1990"

  5. graduate(verb)

    confer an academic degree upon

    "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"

  6. calibrate, graduate, fine-tune(verb)

    make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

    "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"


  1. graduate(Noun)

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

  2. graduate(Noun)

    A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school

  3. graduate(Noun)

    A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring

  4. graduate(Verb)

    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.

  5. graduate(Verb)

    To certify (a student) as having earned a degree

    Indiana University graduated the student.

  6. graduate(Verb)

    To mark a scale on (something) so that it can be used for measuring

  7. graduate(Verb)

    To change gradually

  8. graduate(Adjective)

    graduated, arranged by degrees

  9. graduate(Adjective)

    holding an academic degree

  10. graduate(Adjective)

    relating to an academic degree

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graduate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  2. Graduate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  3. Graduate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  4. Graduate(noun)

    to bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  5. Graduate(verb)

    to pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  6. Graduate(verb)

    to taper, as the tail of certain birds

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  7. Graduate(verb)

    to take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  8. Graduate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  9. Graduate(noun)

    a graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]

  10. Graduate

    arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated

    Etymology: [See Graduate, n. & v.]


  1. Graduate

    "Graduate" is a song by Third Eye Blind and written by Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan. The B-side, "Horror Show", was written by Jenkins and Cadogan as well and later released on the "How's It Going to Be" single in 1998. It reached number 26 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S, and number 14 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. Additionally, it was featured in the 1998 film Can't Hardly Wait starring Seth Green and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The band played this at the American Music Awards in 1998, changing some of the lyrics to "can I masturbate" in place of "can I graduate."

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'graduate' in Nouns Frequency: #1906

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of graduate in a Sentence

  1. Denisha Merriweather:

    Bush instituted the first voucher program in the United States to give low-income kids an opportunity to go to a private school, out of my immediate family, I am the first person to graduate from high school. And then I went on to graduate from college.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Better to remain illiterate and employed than to become graduate and remain unemployed.

  3. Jeffrey Friedland:

    Israel is a leader in agriculture, take that and couple it with research - you have the two sides, plant science and pharmaceutical development, if you're in California or Colorado, you're getting medical marijuana in a lot of cases from someone who did not graduate high-school - there's no science.

  4. Joshua Landis:

    Many of them are from rural Ethiopia, they speak Amharic and dialect, the vast majority were very slow to learn Hebrew because they were older. The younger generation does, but even 50 % of the younger generation don't graduate from high school.

  5. Roxie Washington:

    George Floyd would never see her grow up, graduate... George Floyd would never walk her down the aisle, if there's a problem that she's having, she doesn't have her dad anymore.

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Translations for graduate

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  • درج, تخرجArabic
  • promovat, absolventCzech
  • akademikerDanish
  • Absolvent, Absolventin, graduieren, absolvieren, Graduierte, GraduierterGerman
  • αποφοιτώGreek
  • graduados, graduada, graduadoSpanish
  • valmistua, ylioppilasFinnish
  • licenciée, licencié, diplômé, diplômer, diplôméeFrench
  • céimíIrish
  • ceumnaichScottish Gaelic
  • diplomarsi, laurearsi, diplomato, laureata, diplomata, laureatoItalian
  • 目盛る, 卒業, 卒業生Japanese
  • 졸업하다Korean
  • suscipere, admittere, graduata, adipisci, graduatusLatin
  • siswazahMalay
  • abituriënt, afstuderen, afgestudeerde, gradueren, promoverenDutch
  • graduar, diplomar, formar, graduado, [[formar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • выпускник, градуировать, дипломантка, дипломировать, выпускница, дипломант, окончитьRussian
  • promovaťSlovak
  • tốt nghiệpVietnamese

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