graduate

  • 1Graduate — refers to someone who has been the subject of a Graduation. See also: Alumnus.It may also refer to: * someone who has been awarded a degree by a university or college. *Graduate school, a school that awards advanced degrees. *Graduate student or… …

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  • 2graduate — [gra′jo͞o it; ] for v. [ gra′jo͞o āt΄] n. [< ML graduatus, pp. of graduare, to graduate < L gradus: see GRADE] 1. a person who has completed a course of study at a school or college and has received a degree or diploma 2. a flask, tube, or… …

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  • 3Graduate — Grad u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Graduated}p. pr. & vb. n. {Graduating}.] [Cf. F. graduer. See {Graduate}, n., {Grade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a… …

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  • 4Graduate — Grad u*ate, a. [See {Graduate}, n. & v.] Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated. [1913 Webster] Beginning with the genus, passing through all the graduate and subordinate stages. Tatham. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5graduate — [n] person who completes education, pursuit alum*, alumnus, baccalaureate, bachelor, collegian, diplomate, doctor, former student, grad, holder, licentiate, master, Ph.D., product, recipient; concept 350 Ant. undergraduate graduate [v1] complete… …

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  • 6Graduate — Grad u*ate, v. i. 1. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 7graduate — verb. There is no problem with the ordinary intransitive meaning (without an object), as in He graduated from Yale in 1994 and She graduated last year. The newer AmE use with the name of the university or college as a kind of adverbial with from… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8graduate — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been awarded a first academic degree, or (N. Amer. ) a high school diploma. ► VERB 1) successfully complete a degree, course, or (N. Amer. ) high school. 2) (graduate to) move up to (something more advanced). 3) arrange… …

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  • 9Graduate — Grad u*ate, n. [LL. graduatus, p. p. of graduare to admit to a degree, fr. L. gradus grade. See {Grade}, n.] 1. One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or… …

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  • 10graduate — index file (arrange), fix (arrange), measure, prefer, promote (advance), sort …

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  • 11graduate — vb *class, grade, rank, rate, gradate Analogous words: *order, arrange: divide, *separate: *distinguish, differentiate, demarcate, discriminate …

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  • 12graduate — ▪ I. graduate grad‧u‧ate 1 [ˈgrædʒut] noun [countable] 1. a person who has completed a university degree course, especially for a first degree: • a science graduate from Oxford University • The company is looking for a graduate engineer with the …

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  • 13graduate — grad|u|ate1 [ˈgrædʒuıt] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: graduatus, from Latin gradus; GRADE1] 1.) someone who has completed a university degree, especially a first degree →↑undergraduate ▪ a Harvard graduate graduate of ▪ a graduate …

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  • 14graduate — I UK [ˈɡrædʒuət] / US noun [countable] Word forms graduate : singular graduate plural graduates ** 1) American someone who has finished their studies at a high school, college, or university a high school graduate 2) someone who has a degree from …

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  • 15graduate — grad|u|ate1 [ grædʒuət ] noun count ** 1. ) AMERICAN someone who has finished their studies at a HIGH SCHOOL, college, or university: Is Jane a high school graduate? graduate of: All three were graduates of the same university. 2. ) someone who… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16graduate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ business school, law school, college, high school (in the US), medical school, university ▪ job opportunities for university graduates …

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  • 17graduate — I n. a college (AE), university; high school (AE) graduate II v. 1) (D; intr.) to graduate from (to graduate from college) 2) (misc.) to graduate with honors, cum laude * * * [ grædʒʊeɪt] cum laude high school (AE) graduate university (misc.) to… …

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  • 18graduate — grad•u•ate n., adj. [[t]ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] v. [[t] ˌeɪt[/t]] n. adj. v. at•ed, at•ing 1) edu a person who has received a degree or diploma on completing a course of study at a university, college, or school 2) edu a student who holds the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19graduate*/ — [ˈgrædʒuət] noun [C] I 1) someone who has a degree from a university careers for history graduates[/ex] an Oxford graduate[/ex] a graduate of Aston University[/ex] Candidates should be graduates in science or engineering.[/ex] 2) American someone …

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  • 20graduate — 1 noun (C) 1 someone who has completed a university degree course, especially for a first degree: a history graduate (+ of): a graduate of Birmingham University compare undergraduate 2 AmE someone who has completed a course at a college, school… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English