Definition of graduate:
- A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
- Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
- One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning.
- To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.
- To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
- To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
- To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
- To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
- To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
- To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
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- "What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes", Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Of the prominent men leading mountaineers in 1831, Vanderburgh of the American Fur Company was a son of a Fifth New York Regiment officer in the Revolutionary War, and himself a graduate of West Point.- "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.