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Definition of Graduate


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
  5. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
  6. To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
  7. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
  8. 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.
  9. A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
  10. Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
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Graduate Translations

graduate in Dutch is afgestudeerd, gediplomeerd
graduate in German is promoviere, promovieren, einteilen, abstufen
graduate in Norwegian is kandidat
graduate in Portuguese is graduado
graduate in Spanish is graduado
graduate in Swedish is graduera, akademisk student