verb (used without object), grad·u·at·ed, grad·u·at·ing.
verb (used with object), grad·u·at·ed, grad·u·at·ing.
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Origin of graduate
usage note for 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM graduategrad·u·a·tor, nounnon·grad·u·ate, nounsu·per·grad·u·ate, nounun·grad·u·at·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for graduate
They want to sail around the world after graduating from college.These College Students Have a Dream to Sail the World|Outside Editors|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
Still, only 57% of students learning English at York graduate within four years, according to state records from the 2018-2019 school year.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
Clark recruited Ethiopia’s Berhane Asfaw to Berkeley’s graduate anthropology program, the first of a series of Ethiopians the Ardi team trained as paleoanthropologists.Ardi and her discoverers shake up hominid evolution in ‘Fossil Men’|Bruce Bower|November 18, 2020|Science News
Kra, 54, has grown from an uncertain graduate student into a mathematician at the top of her field.
Mark Van Raamsdonk remembers the beginning of the first class he took on quantum field theory as a Princeton University graduate student.
He came to Atari seven years ago, immediately after graduating from Berkeley.
After graduating high school, he attending the University of Virginia, double-majoring in economics and foreign relations.Ben McKenzie’s Journey From Reluctant Teen Idol on ‘The O.C.’ to Sheriff of ‘Gotham’|Marlow Stern|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All these talented chefs are graduating from these old-guard kitchens and branching out and the market is saturated.
She was a talented singer, and after graduating high school in Aurora she enrolled at Denver Community College to study music.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start|Michael Daly|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After graduating from college, I lived for 15 years without even owning a television set.Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV|Ted Gioia|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So she remained faithful to her home duties, but each year kept up with the graduating class of a local preparatory school.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson
After graduating at Oxford he was called to the bar in 1817, and for some years was engaged in law-reporting.
There were fifty-eight of us in my graduating class—that's 1940—and exactly thirty turned up for the tenth reunion.A Feast of Demons|William Morrison
After graduating it is advisable to find a position as an assistant.The Canadian Girl at Work|Marjory MacMurchy
Graduating from college, looking for work, there is usually just one kind of work toward which they are mentally alert.The Women of Tomorrow|William Hard
British Dictionary definitions for graduate
- a person who has been awarded a first degree from a university or college
- (as modifier)a graduate profession