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gradate

[ grey-deyt ]

verb (used without object)

, gra·dat·ed, gra·dat·ing.
  1. to pass by gradual or imperceptible degrees, as one color into another.


verb (used with object)

, gra·dat·ed, gra·dat·ing.
  1. to cause to gradate.
  2. to arrange in grades.

gradate

/ ɡrəˈdeɪt /

verb

  1. to change or cause to change imperceptibly, as from one colour, tone, or degree to another
  2. tr to arrange in grades or ranks


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Other Words From

  • re·gradate verb regradated regradating
  • un·gradat·ed adjective
  • un·gradat·ing adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gradate1

First recorded in 1745–55; back formation from gradation
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Example Sentences

The subtly gradated tones of pieces such as “Expanding Galaxy” do as much as the curving and sometimes teetering forms to convey a sense of flux and volatility.

Let the reader take the two extreme tints, and carefully gradate the one into the other.

Gradate veins: a transverse series of veins, each before or beyond the next.

From this point the dark and light masses gradate in different directions until they merge above the ships' sails.

At all events he can gradate from black to white with remarkable minuteness and ease.

As soon as you find you can gradate tolerably with the pen, take an H. or HH.

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