- to pass by gradual or imperceptible degrees, as one color into another.
- to cause to gradate.
- to arrange in grades.
Origin of gradate
Related Words for gradatepeg, compute, survey, fit, evaluate, average, limit, rank, mark, assess, adjust, gauge, determine, quantify, weigh, estimate, regulate, check, calibrate, square
Examples from the Web for gradate
Historical Examples of gradate
As soon as you find you can gradate tolerably with the pen, take an H. or HH.The Crown of Wild Olive
At all events he can gradate from black to white with remarkable minuteness and ease.English Book-Illustration of To-day
Rose Esther Dorothea Sketchley
Gradate veins: a transverse series of veins, each before or beyond the next.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- to change or cause to change imperceptibly, as from one colour, tone, or degree to another
- (tr) to arrange in grades or ranks
Word Origin and History for gradate
1753, back-formation from gradation. Related: Gradated; gradating.