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English adjective: graduate

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

SamplesGraduate courses.




English noun: graduate

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

Synonymsalum, alumna, alumnus, grad

Broader (hypernym)bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student

Narrower (hyponym)Ivy Leaguer, old boy

2. graduate (artifact) a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

Broader (hypernym)measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Narrower (hyponym)graduated cylinder

English verb: graduate

1. graduate (possession) receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

SamplesShe graduated in 1990.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)have, receive

2. graduate (possession) confer an academic degree upon

SamplesThis school graduates 2,000 students each year.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bestow, confer


3. graduate (change) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

SamplesCalibrate an instrument.
Graduate a cylinder.

Synonymscalibrate, fine-tune

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

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