What does the word graduate mean?

Usage examples for graduate

  1. He was a graduate of Princeton, and he was a great, fine, simple mind. – Stories of Authors, British and American by 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 by 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 by Caroline Lockhart