What does graduate mean?

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

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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. Anuj Somany:

    Unemployment is largely not of illiterate or matriculate but of graduate and post-graduate.

  2. Stanton Glantz:

    In October, Canada became the first major economic country to legalize recreational marijuana, which will undoubtedly be a bellwether for the U.S. as it continues to debate policy issues surrounding pot. And although cigarette smoking might be on the decline, Dr. King notes the tobacco industry has heavily diversified its portfolio of products and still remains one of the most profitable industries globally. So while it might be awhile beforeconvenient stores are sellingpacks of joints, similar to a pack of cigarettes its cleartobacco is positioningitself for an impendingshift towards cannabis. Kids started with tobacco and then graduated to marijuana, now its the other way around. Kids start with marijuana and they graduate to tobacco.

  3. Jay Foster:

    We didn't tell them they couldn't cheer. We just asked them to wait until the end so everyone has an opportunity to hear their graduate's name.

  4. Isabel Waxman:

    It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.

  5. Glynn Luney:

    They wanted to know, 'did you graduate?' they selected themselves to come here.

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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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