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1. graduate

verb. ['ˈgrædʒəwət, ˈgrædʒəˌweɪt, ˈgrædʒuːwət, ˈgrædʒuːˌeɪt'] receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies.

Synonyms

  • receive

Antonyms

  • up
  • skew

Etymology

  • gradus (Latin)
  • gradi (Latin)

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Rhymes with Graduate

  • attenuate
  • devaluate
  • effectuate
  • evaluate
  • evaluate
  • extenuate
  • infatuate
  • punctuate
  • reevaluate
  • self-perpetuate
  • situate

How do you pronounce graduate?

Pronounce graduate as ˈgræʤəˌweɪt.

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Sentences with graduate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Nurses who already have a bachelor’s degree are able to complete their graduate program in less time.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Those who graduate with academic distinction often include this information on their resumes.

3. Verb, base form
You can graduate from high school or you can earn your GED.

Quotes about graduate


1. You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.
- Michael Dell

2. You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students, to become friends with one of them. I don't mean anything erotically charged, just a friendship.
- Marilyn Hacker

3. Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
- Andrew Shue

2. graduate

noun. ['ˈgrædʒəwət, ˈgrædʒəˌweɪt, ˈgrædʒuːwət, ˈgrædʒuːˌeɪt'] a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university).

Synonyms

  • student
  • scholar
  • scholarly person
  • grad
  • bookman
  • alumnus
  • old boy
  • Ivy Leaguer
  • alum

Antonyms

  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • gradus (Latin)
  • gradi (Latin)

3. graduate

verb. ['ˈgrædʒəwət, ˈgrædʒəˌweɪt, ˈgrædʒuːwət, ˈgrædʒuːˌeɪt'] confer an academic degree upon.

Synonyms

  • bestow

Antonyms

  • unready
  • disarranged

Etymology

  • gradus (Latin)
  • gradi (Latin)

4. graduate

adjective. ['ˈgrædʒəwət, ˈgrædʒəˌweɪt, ˈgrædʒuːwət, ˈgrædʒuːˌeɪt'] of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree.

Synonyms

  • high

Antonyms

  • specialist
  • oblique angle

Etymology

  • gradus (Latin)
  • gradi (Latin)

5. graduate

verb. ['ˈgrædʒəwət, ˈgrædʒəˌweɪt, ˈgrædʒuːwət, ˈgrædʒuːˌeɪt'] make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring.

Synonyms

  • adjust
  • calibrate
  • fine-tune
  • correct

Antonyms

  • summerize
  • ascend
  • rise
  • moving

Etymology

  • gradus (Latin)
  • gradi (Latin)

6. graduate

noun. ['ˈgrædʒəwət, ˈgrædʒəˌweɪt, ˈgrædʒuːwət, ˈgrædʒuːˌeɪt'] a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts.

Synonyms

  • graduated cylinder
  • measuring instrument
  • measuring device

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • gradus (Latin)
  • gradi (Latin)
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