graduate

graduate
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graduates, graduating, graduated
(The noun is pronounced [[t]græ̱ʤuət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]græ̱ʤueɪt[/t]].)
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N in/from/of n In Britain, a graduate is a person who has successfully completed a degree at a university or college and has received a certificate that shows this.

In 1973, the first Open University graduates received their degrees.

...graduates in engineering.

2) N-COUNT: usu supp N In the United States, a graduate is a student who has successfully completed a course at a high school, college, or university.

The top one-third of all high school graduates are entitled to an education at the California State University.

3) VERB In Britain, when a student graduates from university, they have successfully completed a degree course.

[V prep] She graduated in English and Drama from Manchester University. [Also V]

4) V-ERG In the United States, when a student graduates, they complete their studies successfully and leave their school or university.

[V prep] When the boys graduated from high school, Ann moved to a small town in Vermont...

[V n] In 1986, American universities graduated a record number of students with degrees in computer science. [Also V]

5) VERB If you graduate from one thing to another, you go from a less important job or position to a more important one.

[V to/from n] Bruce graduated to chef at the Bear Hotel...

[V to/from n] From commercials she quickly graduated to television shows.

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