to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree.
to register (a coat of arms), used especially in Scottish heraldry.
to be matriculated.
a person who has been matriculated.
- ma·tric·u·la·tion, noun
- ma·tric·u·la·tor, noun
- re·ma·tric·u·late, verb, re·ma·tric·u·lat·ed, re·ma·tric·u·lat·ing.
- un·ma·tric·u·lat·ed, adjective
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How to use matriculate in a sentence
The blue-chip recruits that routinely came to the school will no longer matriculate.Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment | Buzz Bissinger | July 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He said that I had better come up to matriculate next term, but should not have another examination.Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
I had presently to arrange a holiday and go to London to matriculate, and so it was I came upon my aunt and uncle again.Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells
Baden was the first German State that allowed women to matriculate at its universities.Home Life in Germany | Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
He received me with profound courtesy and feigned respect, but was staggered at my request to matriculate.The Woman-Hater | Charles Reade
We were admitted to matriculate and study medicine, under certain conditions, to which I beg your attention.The Woman-Hater | Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for matriculate
to enrol or be enrolled in an institution, esp a college or university
(intr) to attain the academic standard required for a course at such an institution
Also called: matriculant a person who has matriculated
- matriculator, noun
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