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gradate

[ grey-deyt ]
/ 藞gre瑟 de瑟t /
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verb (used without object), gra路dat路ed, gra路dat路ing.
to pass by gradual or imperceptible degrees, as one color into another.
verb (used with object), gra路dat路ed, gra路dat路ing.
to cause to gradate.
to arrange in grades.
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Origin of gradate

First recorded in 1745鈥55; back formation from gradation

OTHER WORDS FROM gradate

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British Dictionary definitions for gradate

gradate
/ (伞r蓹藞de瑟t) /

verb
to change or cause to change imperceptibly, as from one colour, tone, or degree to another
(tr) to arrange in grades or ranks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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