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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.]
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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
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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]
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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"
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A. VT → degradar
B. VI → degradarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vt → abstufen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
1. vt → graduare
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