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Definitions of graduate

  1. receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies; " She graduated in 1990"
  2. a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container ( cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
  3. confer an academic degree upon; " This school graduates 2, 000 students each year"
  4. of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree; " graduate courses"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
  9. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
  10. To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
  11. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
  12. 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.
  13. A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
  14. Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
  15. One on whom a degree or a diploma has been conferred.
  16. To mark with degrees; to arrange according to degrees of quality, color, heat, etc.; to confer a degree or diploma upon; as, he was graduated at Columbia.
  17. To take or receive a college degree or a diploma; change by degrees.
  18. Having been given a degree; pertaining to those upon whom degrees have been conferred; as, a graduate student.
  19. To divide into regular intervals: to mark with degrees: to proportion.
  20. To pass by grades or degrees: to pass through a university course and receive a degree: in England the regular usage is to say that a person graduates ( takes an academical degree), in U. S. it is more common to say that he or she is graduated; as, Longfellow was graduated at Bowdoin College.
  21. One admitted to a degree in a college, university, or society.
  22. GRADUATION.
  23. To mark with degrees; proportion; confer a degree upon.
  24. To receive a university degree.
  25. To admit to or take an academic degree at the end of a course.
  26. To divide into grades or intervals; change by degrees.
  27. Having been graduated from an institution of learning.
  28. One who has been graduated by an institution of learning.
  29. One who has received a degree in a college or university.
  30. To honour with a degree; to divide into small regular intervals; to form shades or nice differences; to temper by degrees; to mark by degrees; to bring fluids to a certain degree of consistency.
  31. To receive a degree from a college or university; to pass by degrees.
  32. One who has received an academical degree.
  33. To divide any space into small regular intervals or parts; to receive or take a degree from a university.

Usage examples for graduate

  1. Most young ladies did not graduate in those days. – The Crisis, Volume 4 by Winston Churchill
  2. Thus graduate work in the University came into its own. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  3. No chartered college can claim him as a graduate- no patron rendered him gratuitous aid. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  4. The story of the founder and foundations of the Oneida Community, told in the fewest possible words, is this: John Humphrey Noyes was born at Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1811. The great Finney Revival found him at twenty years of age, a college graduate, studying law, and sent him to study divinity, first at Andover and afterward at New Haven. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  5. He can graduate from college into my office, if he wishes to. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  6. The first provision for one or more years of graduate study for those who may desire it was made at Yale University in 1876, and a similar opportunity has since been offered at several others; but it has been availed of by few, and of these a considerable part had in view the teaching of law as their ultimate vocation rather than its practice. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  7. I'll write it to- morrow, and you are to keep it sealed until the evening of that day on which you graduate. – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  8. I am a graduate of Rush, and I fancy, fully qualified to speak concerning the body's needs. – Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J. U. Giesy
  9. I did not graduate, unfortunately, but I did learn your language rather better than most Filipinos." – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  10. I am a graduate of the People's College. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  11. None of these evidences of wealth and ancestry, it must be said, ever impressed the group of scoffers gathered about the wood fire of the " Ivy" in his college days, or about the smart tables at the " Magnolia Club" in his post- graduate life. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  12. Sweet Girl Graduate Number 2, generally comes second. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  13. However," she concluded cheerfully, " I'll graduate some day, and forget her! – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  14. This letter is from an old graduate, a splendid woman who has for years been doing a kind of social settlement work in the mountains of Virginia and Kentucky. – Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days by Nell Speed
  15. Pandits find their stupendous lore of less account than the literary baggage of a university graduate. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
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