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Meaning & Definition of Graduate in English

English

Graduate

/græʤəwət/

noun

1. A person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)

    synonym:
  • alumnus
  • ,
  • alumna
  • ,
  • alum
  • ,
  • graduate
  • ,
  • grad

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
    synonym:
  • graduate

verb

1. Receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

  • "She graduated in 1990"
    synonym:
  • graduate

2. Confer an academic degree upon

  • "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"
    synonym:
  • graduate

3. Make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

  • "Calibrate an instrument"
  • "Graduate a cylinder"
    synonym:
  • calibrate
  • ,
  • graduate
  • ,
  • fine-tune

adjective

1. Of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree

  • "Graduate courses"
    synonym:
  • graduate(a)
  • ,
  • postgraduate

Examples of using

I've got a feeling that Tom won't graduate this year.
I think it's a shame that some foreign language teachers were able to graduate from college without ever having studied with a native speaker.