Origin of graduated
verb (used without object), grad·u·at·ed, grad·u·at·ing.
verb (used with object), grad·u·at·ed, grad·u·at·ing.
Origin of graduate
Even though it is condemned by some as nonstandard, the use of graduate as a transitive verb meaning “to receive a degree or diploma from” is increasing in frequency in both speech and writing: The twins graduated high school in 1974.
Related Words for graduatedordained, accredited, invested, passed, promoted, certified, measured, registered, tapered, calibrated, progressive, sequential
Examples from the Web for graduated
Contemporary Examples of graduated
Dean Todd remained my friend until I graduated in 1988, with my degree in English literature.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
I had graduated NYU just a few years earlier and begun a career in publishing, but the addiction got the best of me.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
Trotter graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and became the first black man named to Phi Beta Kappa.The Fight to Ban ‘Birth of a Nation’
November 20, 2014
After he graduated high school, Stasio enrolled at the University at Buffalo and entered the ROTC program.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
November 9, 2014
She graduated from her undergraduate program magna cum laude.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That
November 5, 2014
Historical Examples of graduated
She had, in fact, graduated from a girls' school of considerable repute.Quaint Courtships
In 1845 he graduated as second wrangler, but won the Smith prize.Heroes of the Telegraph
I say, you chaps, Duncan and I haven't met for years—not since he graduated.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
He returned the following year and was graduated with the class of 1842.
He graduated at Yale college, and was subsequently a tutor in that institution.
- a person who has been awarded a first degree from a university or college
- (as modifier)a graduate profession
Word Origin for graduate
early 15c., "to confer a university degree upon," from Medieval Latin graduatus (see graduate (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1807. Related: Graduated; graduating.
early 15c., "one who holds a degree" (with man; as a stand-alone noun from mid-15c.), from Medieval Latin graduatus, past participle of graduari "to take a degree," from Latin gradus "step, grade" (see grade). As an adjective, from late 15c.