gradate(redirected from gradates)
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v. gra·dat·ed, gra·dat·ing, gra·dates
To pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone to another.
1. To cause to pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone to another: gradated the light in the painting's background.
2. To arrange in or according to grades.
[Back-formation from gradation.]
1. (Colours) to change or cause to change imperceptibly, as from one colour, tone, or degree to another
2. (tr) to arrange in grades or ranks
v. -dat•ed, -dat•ing. v.i.
1. to pass by gradual degrees, as one color into another.v.t.
2. to cause to gradate.
3. to arrange in grades.
[1745–55; back formation from gradation]
Past participle: gradated
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|Verb||1.||gradate - arrange according to grades; "These lines are gradated"|
|2.||gradate - pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another; "The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"