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grad·u·ate

 (grăj′o͞o-āt′)
v. grad·u·at·ed, grad·u·at·ing, grad·u·ates
v.intr.
1. To be granted an academic degree or diploma: Most of the entering freshmen stayed to graduate.
2.
a. To change gradually or by degrees: "The most weighty of all the arguments against treating the races of man as distinct species, is that they graduate into each other" (Charles Darwin).
b. To advance to a new level of skill, achievement, or activity: After a month of diving instruction, they all graduated to back flips.
v.tr.
1.
a. To grant an academic degree or diploma to: The school has graduated many gifted chemists.
b. Usage Problem To receive an academic degree from: How many chemists graduated the Institute last year?
2. To arrange or divide into categories, steps, or grades: graduate an income tax.
3. To divide into marked intervals, especially for use in measurement: graduate a thermometer.
n. (-ĭt)
1. One who has received an academic degree or diploma.
2. A graduated container, such as a cylinder or beaker.
adj. (-ĭt)
1. Possessing an academic degree or diploma.
2. Of, intended for, or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree: graduate courses.

[Middle English graduaten, to confer a degree, from Medieval Latin graduārī, graduāt-, to take a degree, from Latin gradus, step; see grade.]

grad′u·a′tor n.
Usage Note: Traditionally, the verb graduate denotes the action of conferring an academic degree or diploma, and this sense has often been conveyed in the passive voice, as in They were graduated from Yale in 2010. This usage still exists, though it is somewhat old-fashioned and may be slipping away. In our 1988 survey, 78 percent of the Usage Panel accepted this sentence, but almost half the Panel found it unacceptable in our 2006 survey. Nonetheless, this older use of the verb is both acceptable and widespread when the verb is expressed in the active voice and the institution is the subject: The university graduated more computer science majors in 2010 than in the entire previous decade. Another transitive use, in which the student is the subject and the institution is the object, as in She graduated Yale in 2010, does not find favor with the Panel. Some 77 percent objected to this usage in 1988 and again in 2006. The intransitive, and most frequent, use of the verb, as in They graduated from Yale in 2010, was ruled acceptable by 97 percent of the Panel in 2006.

graduate

n
1. (Education)
a. a person who has been awarded a first degree from a university or college
b. (as modifier): a graduate profession.
2. (Education) US and Canadian a student who has completed a course of studies at a high school and received a diploma
3. (Chemistry) US a container, such as a flask, marked to indicate its capacity
vb
4. (Education) to receive or cause to receive a degree or diploma
5. (Education) (tr) chiefly US and Canadian to confer a degree, diploma, etc, upon
6. (tr) to mark (a thermometer, flask, etc) with units of measurement; calibrate
7. (tr) to arrange or sort into groups according to type, quality, etc
8. (often foll by: to) to change by degrees (from something to something else)
[C15: from Medieval Latin graduārī to take a degree, from Latin gradus a step]
ˈgraduˌator n

grad•u•ate

(n., adj. ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. -ˌeɪt)

n., adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. n.
1. a person who has received a degree or diploma on completing a course of study at a university, college, or school.
2. a student who holds the bachelor's or the first professional degree and is studying for an advanced degree.
3. a cylindrical or tapering graduated container, used for measuring.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or involved in academic study beyond the bachelor's degree: a graduate student.
5. having an academic degree or diploma.
v.i.
6. to receive a degree or diploma on completing a course of study: to graduate from college.
7. to pass by degrees; change gradually.
v.t.
8. to confer a degree upon or grant a diploma to.
9. to receive a degree or diploma from: to graduate college.
10. to arrange in grades or gradations; establish gradation in.
11. to divide into or mark with degrees or other divisions, as the scale of a thermometer.
[1375–1425; < Medieval Latin graduārī to grade, graduate, derivative of Latin gradus grade]
grad′u•a`tor, n.
usage: graduate followed by from is the most common construction today: to graduate from Yale. The passive form, once considered to be the only correct pattern, occurs infrequently today: to be graduated from Yale. Although condemned by some as nonstandard, the use of graduate as a transitive verb meaning “to receive a degree or diploma from” is increasing in both speech and writing: to graduate high school.

graduate

A graduate is someone who has successfully completed a first degree at a university or college.

In America, a high school graduate is someone who has completed all of the requirements at a high school.

Someone who already has a first degree and who is studying for a higher degree can be called a graduate student, a postgraduate student, or a postgraduate. In America, graduate student is the usual term.

graduate


Past participle: graduated
Gerund: graduating

Imperative
graduate
graduate
Present
I graduate
you graduate
he/she/it graduates
we graduate
you graduate
they graduate
Preterite
I graduated
you graduated
he/she/it graduated
we graduated
you graduated
they graduated
Present Continuous
I am graduating
you are graduating
he/she/it is graduating
we are graduating
you are graduating
they are graduating
Present Perfect
I have graduated
you have graduated
he/she/it has graduated
we have graduated
you have graduated
they have graduated
Past Continuous
I was graduating
you were graduating
he/she/it was graduating
we were graduating
you were graduating
they were graduating
Past Perfect
I had graduated
you had graduated
he/she/it had graduated
we had graduated
you had graduated
they had graduated
Future
I will graduate
you will graduate
he/she/it will graduate
we will graduate
you will graduate
they will graduate
Future Perfect
I will have graduated
you will have graduated
he/she/it will have graduated
we will have graduated
you will have graduated
they will have graduated
Future Continuous
I will be graduating
you will be graduating
he/she/it will be graduating
we will be graduating
you will be graduating
they will be graduating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been graduating
you have been graduating
he/she/it has been graduating
we have been graduating
you have been graduating
they have been graduating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been graduating
you will have been graduating
he/she/it will have been graduating
we will have been graduating
you will have been graduating
they will have been graduating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been graduating
you had been graduating
he/she/it had been graduating
we had been graduating
you had been graduating
they had been graduating
Conditional
I would graduate
you would graduate
he/she/it would graduate
we would graduate
you would graduate
they would graduate
Past Conditional
I would have graduated
you would have graduated
he/she/it would have graduated
we would have graduated
you would have graduated
they would have graduated

graduate

To be awarded an academic degree or diploma by a school, college, or university. A graduate is a person who has been awarded such a degree or diploma.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graduate - a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)graduate - a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
Ivy Leaguer - a student or graduate at an Ivy League school
old boy - a former male pupil of a school
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
2.graduate - a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
graduated cylinder - a cylindrical graduate
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
Verb1.graduate - receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies; "She graduated in 1990"
receive, have - get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
2.graduate - confer an academic degree upon; "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"
bestow, confer - present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
3.graduate - make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
Adj.1.graduate - of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree; "graduate courses"
high - greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"

graduate

verb
1. qualify, pass, receive a degree She graduated in English and Drama from Manchester University.
2. progress, advance, proceed, move on or up From commercials she quickly graduated to television shows.
3. mark off, grade, proportion, regulate, gauge, calibrate, measure out The volume control knob is graduated from 1 to 11.
4. classify, rank, grade, group, order, sort, range, arrange, sequence proposals to introduce an income tax which is graduated
Translations
خَرِّيجخِرّيج جامعه أو كُلِيَّه، مُتَخَرِّجيَتَخَرَّجيُقَسِّم إلى دَرجات
absolventpromovatrozdělitabsolvovatodstupňovat
kandidatakademikerbestå universitetseksameninddele
tutkinnon suorittanutylioppilas
diplomirani student
diplomásdiplomát szerezegyetemet v. fõiskolát végzettfokbeosztással ellát
stigmerkja, kvarîaútskrifaîur nemandiútskrifast
大学の卒業生
대학 졸업생
absolventasbaigtidiplomų įteikimasgauti diplomąpadala
absolventsbeigtgraduēt, sadalīt iedaļāssaņemt diplomu/zinātnisku grāduzinātniskā grāda ieguvējs
diplomantdiplomiratimaturantmaturirati
akademiker
ผู้จบปริญญา
derecelere ayırmakmezun olmakmezunuüniversite mezunu
sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp

graduate

[ˈgrædjʊɪt]
A. N
1. (Univ) → licenciado/a m/f, graduado/a m/f, egresado/a m/f (LAm)
2. (US) (Scol) → bachiller mf
B. [ˈgrædjʊeɪt] VT
1. [+ thermometer etc] → graduar
2. (US) (Scol, Univ) → otorgar el título a
C. [ˈgrædjʊeɪt] VI
1. (Univ) → graduarse or licenciarse (from en) → recibirse (LAm) (as de)
2. (US) (Scol) → acabar el bachiller
3. (= progress) to graduate from sth to sthpasar de algo a algo
D. [ˈgrædjʊɪt] CPD graduate course Ncurso m para graduados
graduate school N (US) → departamento m de graduados
graduate student N (US) → estudiante mf de posgrado COLLEGE

graduate

[ˈgrædʒuət]
n
[university] → diplômé(e) m/f (d'université), licencié(e) m/f
a graduate of Manchester University → un(e) diplômé(e) de l'université de Manchester
a recent graduate → un(e) nouveau diplômé(nouvelle)(e)
a philosophy graduate, a graduate in philosophy (British)un(e) licencié(e) en philosophie
(US) [high school] → bachelier/ière m/f
[ˈgrædʒueɪt] vi
[university student] → obtenir un diplôme d'université (or une licence)
He graduated in 1996 → Il a obtenu son diplôme en 1996.
to graduate from → être diplômé(e) de
(US) [high school student] → obtenir son baccalauréat
to graduate from high school → obtenir son baccalauréat
(= move on to) to graduate to sth [+ new activity] → passer à qch

graduate

in cpds (Brit) → für Akademiker; unemploymentunter den Akademikern;
graduate course
n Kurs für Studenten mit abgeschlossenem Studium

graduate

:
graduate school
n (US) Hochschulabteilung für Studenten mit abgeschlossenem Studium
graduate student
n (US) Student(in) mit abgeschlossenem Studium, → Jungakademiker(in) m(f)

graduate

1
n (Brit Univ) → (Hochschul)absolvent(in) m(f); (= person with degree)Akademiker(in) m(f); (US Sch) → Schulabgänger(in) m(f); high-school graduate (US) → ˜ Abiturient(in) m(f)

graduate

2
vt
(= mark)einteilen, graduieren (form)
(US: Sch, Univ) → als Absolventen haben
vi
(Univ) → graduieren; (US Sch) → die Abschlussprüfung bestehen (→ from an +dat); to graduate in Englisheinen Hochschulabschluss in Englisch machen; she graduated to television from radiosie arbeitete sich vom Radio zum Fernsehen hoch; to graduate from the school of hard knocks (fig)eine harte Lehre durchmachen
(= change by degrees)allmählich übergehen

graduate

[n ˈgrædjʊɪt; vb ˈgrædjʊˌeɪt]
1. n (Univ) → laureato/a (Am) (Scol) → diplomato/a, licenziato/a
he's a French graduate or a graduate in French → è laureato or ha la laurea in francese
2. vt (thermometer) → graduare
3. vi (Univ) → laurearsi (Am) (Scol) → dare gli esami di maturità
to graduate from the University of Aberdeen → laurearsi all'università di Aberdeen

graduate

(ˈgradjueit) verb
1. to receive a degree, diploma etc. He graduated in German and French.
2. to mark out with regular divisions. A thermometer is graduated in degrees.
(-ət) noun
a person who has been awarded a degree or diploma. a graduate in French.
ˌgraduˈation noun
1. the act or ceremony of graduating from a college, university etc. The graduation will be held in the large hall; (also adjective) a graduation ceremony.
2. a marked division. the graduations on a thermometer.

graduate

خَرِّيج absolvent kandidat Hochschulabsolvent πτυχιούχος titulado tutkinnon suorittanut diplômé diplomirani student laureato 大学の卒業生 대학 졸업생 afgestudeerde akademiker absolwent formando, licenciado выпускник akademiker ผู้จบปริญญา üniversite mezunu sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp 毕业生
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Then he avoided the tender subject altogether, wrote philosophical notes to Jo, turned studious, and gave out that he was going to `dig', intending to graduate in a blaze of glory.
Our instructors were oddly assorted; wandering pioneer school-teachers, stranded ministers of the Gospel, a few enthusiastic young men just out of graduate schools.
When I graduate, I'm going to fix up our parlor at home so it'll be simply regal.
Many an argument did he have with the curate of his village (a learned man, and a graduate of Siguenza) as to which had been the better knight, Palmerin of England or Amadis of Gaul.
If a Templar would smile at the qualifications of Marmaduke to fill the judicial seat he occupied, we are certain that a graduate of Leyden or Edinburgh would be extremely amused with this true narration of the servitude of Elnathan in the temple of Aesculapius.
I am a judicially competent person, a man of twenty-five years of age, a university graduate, a gentleman, and, until I met yourself, a complete stranger to you.
He told me; I tell Mr Lurgan; and he is pleased you graduate so nicely.
I was the accomplished graduate of a dry goods store, where, by dint of ministering to the whims of fine ladies, and suiting silken hose to delicate limbs, and handling satins, ribbons, chintzes calicoes, tapes, gauze, and cambric needles, I grew up a very ladylike sort of a gentleman.
So he ordered Lamai forthright down to live in the youths' canoe house, there to begin his novitiate in the long series of tasks, tests and ceremonies that would graduate him into the bachelors' canoe house and half way along toward being a recognized man.
Thus, in addition to the cousins Dorothy and Florence, Martin encountered two university professors, one of Latin, the other of English; a young army officer just back from the Philippines, one-time school- mate of Ruth's; a young fellow named Melville, private secretary to Joseph Perkins, head of the San Francisco Trust Company; and finally of the men, a live bank cashier, Charles Hapgood, a youngish man of thirty-five, graduate of Stanford University, member of the Nile Club and the Unity Club, and a conservative speaker for the Republican Party during campaigns - in short, a rising young man in every way.
I was scheduled to graduate right into the university at the end of four months, thus saving two years.
He was a graduate of the university, had gone in for journalism, and was then serving his apprenticeship as reporter on the most influential of the three newspapers.

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