graduate

PronunciationEdit

verb
noun

VerbEdit

Plain form
graduate

Third-person singular
graduates

Past tense
graduated

Past participle
graduated

Present participle
graduating

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you graduate you get a degree or diploma from a school or university.
    Tom graduated from Yale University in 2006.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you graduate, you change to a new level of skill or activity.
    After learning to do front flips, Sally graduated to learning back flips.
  3. (transitive & intransitive)To arrange or divide into categories or groups
  4. (transitive & intransitive)To divide into intervals, especially for use in measurement

NounEdit

Singular
graduate

Plural
graduates

  1. (countable) A graduate is someone who has graduated (usually from a school or university).
    Tom is a graduate of Yale University.
  2. A graduated container, such as a cylinder or beaker.

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