[ grey-deyt ]
/ ˈgreɪ deɪt /
verb (used without object), gra·dat·ed, gra·dat·ing.
to pass by gradual or imperceptible degrees, as one color into another.
verb (used with object), gra·dat·ed, gra·dat·ing.
to cause to gradate.
to arrange in grades.
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Origin of gradate
First recorded in 1745–55; back formation from gradation
OTHER WORDS FROM gradatere·gra·date, verb, re·gra·dat·ed, re·gra·dat·ing.un·gra·dat·ed, adjectiveun·gra·dat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gradate
/ (ɡrəˈdeɪt) /
to change or cause to change imperceptibly, as from one colour, tone, or degree to another
(tr) to arrange in grades or ranks
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