1. [ verb ] (education) receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

"She graduated in 1990"

Related terms: receive commencement
2. [ noun ] (education) a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
Synonyms: alumna alum grad alumnus
Related terms: scholar ivy_leaguer old_boy
3. [ adjective ] of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
Synonyms: postgraduate

"graduate courses"

Related terms: high
4. [ verb ] (education) confer an academic degree upon; 'This school graduates 2,000 students each year"
Related terms: confer alumnus
5. [ noun ] a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
Related terms: measuring_instrument graduated_cylinder calibrate
6. [ verb ] make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
Synonyms: calibrate fine-tune

"calibrate an instrument" "graduate a cylinder"

Related terms: adjust graduation
Similar spelling:   graduated