AskDefine | Define graduate

Dictionary Definition

graduate adj : of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree; "graduate courses" [syn: graduate(a), postgraduate]


1 a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university) [syn: alumnus, alumna, alum, 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


1 receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies; "She graduated in 1990"
2 confer an academic degree upon; "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"
3 make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder" [syn: calibrate, fine-tune]

User Contributed Dictionary





  • (noun):
    • (UK): /ˈgrædjuət/, /"gr

Extensive Definition

Graduate refers to someone who has been the subject of a Graduation.
It may also refer to:
graduate in German: Absolvent
graduate in Italian: Graduate
graduate in Polish: Absolwent
graduate in Albanian: Absolventi
graduate in Slovak: Absolvent
graduate in Slovenian: Absolvent

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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