Graduate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡrædʒuət|  American pronunciation of the word graduate
Brit.  |ˈɡrædʒuət|  British pronunciation of the word graduate


- a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university) (syn: alum, alumna, alumnus, grad)
- a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
- receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
She graduated in 1990
- confer an academic degree upon
This school graduates 2,000 students each year
- make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring (syn: calibrate)
graduate a cylinder
- of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree (syn: postgraduate)
graduate courses


He is taking graduate classes at the university.

He graduated from the university last June.

They both graduated with honors.

She graduated with a degree in history.

He joined the navy after graduating from high school.

He joined the navy after graduating high school.

The word has graduated from slang to accepted use.

My nephew has graduated from baby food to solid food.

Bruce graduated to chef at the Hotel.

From commercials she quickly graduated to television shows.

He's a graduate in philosophy.

Kate graduated from medical school last year.

He graduated in physics from Cambridge University.

Jerry graduated from high school last year.

Is this ruler graduated in centimetres or in inches?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: graduate
he/she/it: graduates
present participle: graduating
past tense: graduated
past participle: graduated
singular: graduate
plural: graduates
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