Definitions of graduate

  1. To receive a degree from a college or university; to pass by degrees.
  2. To admit to or take an academic degree at the end of a course.
  3. To divide into grades or intervals; change by degrees.
  4. 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.
  5. To divide into regular intervals: to mark with degrees: to proportion.
  6. To mark with degrees; proportion; confer a degree upon.
  7. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
  8. To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
  9. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
  10. To take or receive a college degree or a diploma; change by degrees.
  11. 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.
  12. To receive a university degree.
  13. confer an academic degree upon; " This school graduates 2, 000 students each year"
  14. 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.
  15. To divide any space into small regular intervals or parts; to receive or take a degree from a university.
  16. Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
  17. a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container ( cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
  22. 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.
  23. A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
  24. One on whom a degree or a diploma has been conferred.
  25. One admitted to a degree in a college, university, or society.
  27. One who has been graduated by an institution of learning.
  28. One who has received a degree in a college or university.
  29. One who has received an academical degree.
  30. of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree; " graduate courses"
  31. Having been given a degree; pertaining to those upon whom degrees have been conferred; as, a graduate student.
  32. Having been graduated from an institution of learning.