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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun graduate:

alumgraduate

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb graduate:

calibrategraduate
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Definition of the noun graduate

What does graduate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: graduates

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

Alternative definition of the noun graduate

noun

  1. A person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution
  2. [US] A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school
  3. A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring

Definition of the adjective graduate

What does graduate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
    • example: graduate courses
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonym of graduate: postgraduate
    • similar: high

Alternative definition of the adjective graduate

adjective

  1. graduated, arranged by degrees
  2. holding an academic degree
  3. relating to an academic degree

Definition of the verb graduate

What does graduate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: graduated | graduating | graduates

  1. receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
    • example: She graduated in 1990
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: have / receive = get something
  2. confer an academic degree upon
    • example: This school graduates 2,000 students each year
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: bestow / confer = present
  3. make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    • example: graduate a cylinder
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of graduate: calibrate / fine-tune
    • more generic words: adjust / correct / set = alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Alternative definition of the verb graduate

verb

  1. [intransitive, ergative] To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution. See note on “from” usage.
  2. [transitive] To certify (a student) as having earned a degree
  3. [transitive] To mark a scale on (something) so that it can be used for measuring
  4. [intransitive] To change gradually

Films

  1. "Graduate" a.k.a. "The Graduate" is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. The screenplay is by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, who appears in the film as a hotel clerk.
  2. "Graduate" is a 2011 Indian Telugu language romance film written and directed by Prasad Rayala. It stars debutants Akshay and Rithika Sood in the lead roles alongside Tashu Kaushik. Murali has handled the camera and Sandeep has composed the music. This film has been released in the first week of January 2011.

Writings

"graduate" a.k.a. "The Graduate" is a 1963 novel by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. It tells the story of Benjamin Braddock, who, while pondering his future after his graduation, has an affair with the older Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner.

Characters

  1. Graduate is a fictional character from the 2007 film Into the Wild.
  2. Graduate is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Score.
  3. Graduate is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Blind Side.
  4. Graduate is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Contract.
  5. Graduate is a fictional character from the 2003 drama film Radio.
  6. Graduate is a fictional character from the 2013 film Congratulations!.
  7. Graduate is a fictional character from the 2007 film Cougar Club.

There are other characters with in their name, like Graduate student.

Music

  1. "Graduate" is a song by Third Eye Blind and written by Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan. The B-side, "Horror Show", was written by Jenkins and Cadogan as well and later released on the "How's It Going to Be" single in 1998. It reached number 26 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S, and number 14 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. Additionally, it was featured in the 1998 film Can't Hardly Wait starring Seth Green and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
  2. "Graduate" is a musical single of Demote.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  3. "Graduate" is a musical single of Third Eye Blind.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  4. "Graduate" a.k.a. "Acting My Age" is a musical album of Graduate.

Group

Graduate was an English new wave/mod revival musical group formed in 1978, in Bath, England. They were only very mildly successful, and broke up by 1981. They are today best known as being the initial recording vehicle for future Tears for Fears members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, who found major international fame in the 1980s and '90s.

Food

Graduate is a drinking establishment.

There are other foods with Graduate in their name, like gerber graduate yogurt melts.

Miscellanea

  1. The Graduate is a 12.5-foot sailing dinghy. Rules for the class allow for customization the boat with rigs of various sophistication. The class holds an open series of races each year and a 3 day National Championship. 2014 Nationals were at Chichester Yacht Club from 25-29 July. Overall winners were Tony and Sam Cooper from King George Sailing Club.
  2. Graduate is a sports position.

Phrases with Graduate

  1. graduate nurse
  2. graduate school
  3. graduate student
  4. Graduate Engineer

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Graduate

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

1854 (4-year/graduate, Brooklyn) Pratt Institute, 1887 (4-year/graduate, Brooklyn, Manhattan) Professional Business ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Richard Evans Director Scanner Associates, UK Ezekiel Fraint Graduate Student Georgetown University Dimitar Georgiev Graduate Student Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Megan Gregory Graduate Student Georgetown University, ...

Google previewNational Community Services Data Dictionary, version 7: 2012

Excludes Graduate Diploma. CODE 3 Bachelor degree Includes Bachelor ( Honours) Degree, Bachelor (Pass) Degree, Statement of Attainment at Bachelor Degree level, and Bridging and Enabling Course at Bachelor Degree level. CODE 4 ...

Google previewEncy. Dictionary Of Education (3 Vol) (2002)

by Mamta Mahndiratta

graduate. 1. When pertaining to educational levels, study and teaching beyond the level of the bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree is normally a prime requirement for admission to graduate study programs.

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

Excludes Graduate Diploma. CODE 3 Bachelor degree Includes Bachelor ( Honours) Degree, Bachelor (Pass) Degree, Statement of Attainment at Bachelor Degree level, and Bridging and Enabling Course at Bachelor Degree level. CODE 4 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2011)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

Myers, MS Doctoral Student Department of Psychology The Graduate Center and Queens College City University of New York Flushing, NY Chad A. Noggle, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

fellow A graduate student who is carrying out research in a particular subject and is paid to do some teaching. fellowship The position of fellow at a college or university, or the money granted to one. field trip An excursion by staff and students ...

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Quotes about Graduate

It really pains me greatly to hear from graduate students that graduate education is a lower priority here. (Ruth J. Simmons)
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Scrabble value of G2R1A1D2U1A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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