graduate

Part of speech: verb

To admit to or take an academic degree at the end of a course.

Part of speech: verb

To divide into grades or intervals; change by degrees.

Part of speech: adjective

Having been graduated from an institution of learning.

Part of speech: noun

One who has been graduated by an institution of learning.

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Usage examples "graduate":

  1. He was a graduate of Princeton, and he was a great, fine, simple mind. - "Stories of Authors, British and American", Edwin Watts Chubb.
  2. I remember on one occasion his famous partner, Mr. Choate, who was a Harvard man, while Evarts was a graduate from Yale, introduced Mr. Evarts by saying that he was surprised that a Yale man, with all the prejudices of that institution against the superior advantages of Harvard, should have risked the coats of his stomach at a Harvard dinner. - "My Memories of Eighty Years", Chauncey M. Depew.
  3. Wallie felt chagrined when he reflected that although he was a graduate of Haverford College and was bringing all his intelligence to bear upon it he was still unable to do what any hired man with an inch of forehead could accomplish with no apparent effort. - "The Dude Wrangler", Caroline Lockhart.