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Definition of Graduate

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.

Graduate Quotations

You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.
Michael Dell

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
Andrew Shue

You know what has made me the happiest I've ever been? Seeing my son and daughter graduate from college. More than wanting them to be educated, I wanted them to be nice people. To see that they have become both is just a wonderful thing.
Gil Scott-Heron

We don't stop going to school when we graduate.
Carol Burnett

If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school.
Kathy Reichs
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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
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