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 for graduate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Graduate \Grad"u*ate\, v. i.
     1. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as,
        sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes
        graduates into quartz.
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     2. (Zool.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
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     3. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a
        graduate; to receive a diploma.
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              He graduated at Oxford.               --Latham.
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              He was brought to their bar and asked where he had
              graduated.                            --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Graduate \Grad"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graduatedp. pr. &
     vb. n. Graduating.] [Cf. F. graduer. See Graduate, n.,
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     1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps,
        grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a
        scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
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     2. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in
        a college or university, to admit, at the close of the
        course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as,
        he was graduated at Yale College.
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     3. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by
        degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees
        of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
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              Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.
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     4. (Chem.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by
        evaporation, as a fluid.
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     Graduating engine, a dividing engine. See Dividing
        engine, under Dividing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Graduate \Grad"u*ate\, n. [LL. graduatus, p. p. of graduare to
     admit to a degree, fr. L. gradus grade. See Grade, n.]
     1. One who has received an academical or professional degree;
        one who has completed the prescribed course of study in
        any school or institution of learning.
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     2. A graduated cup, tube, flask, or cylinder; a glass
        measuring container used by apothecaries and chemists. See
        under Graduated.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Graduate \Grad"u*ate\, a. [See Graduate, n. & v.]
     Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
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           Beginning with the genus, passing through all the
           and subordinate stages.                  --Tatham.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree;
             "graduate courses" [syn: graduate(a), postgraduate]
      n 1: a person who has received a degree from a school (high
           school or college or university) [syn: alumnus, alumna,
           alum, graduate, grad]
      2: a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass
         container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked
         with or divided into amounts
      v 1: receive an academic degree upon completion of one's
           studies; "She graduated in 1990"
      2: confer an academic degree upon; "This school graduates 2,000
         students each year"
      3: make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for
         optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a
         cylinder" [syn: calibrate, graduate, fine-tune]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  191 Moby Thesaurus words for "graduate":
     Admirable Crichton, academic, adept, adjust, advance, aggrandize,
     alumna, alumnae, alumni, alumnus, ameliorate, amend, appraise,
     appreciate, artisan, artist, assay, assess, attache, authority,
     autodidactic, bachelor, be blooded, be successful, bookish, bulk,
     calculate, calibrate, calibrated, caliper, catch on,
     check a parameter, click, college graduate, college man,
     college-bred, collegiate, come along, come off, come on, compute,
     connaisseur, connect, connoisseur, consultant, cordon bleu,
     crack shot, craftsman, cross-disciplinary, dead shot, decrease,
     degrees, develop, dial, differentiate, diplomat, diplomatist,
     divide, doctoral candidate, educated class, educated man,
     elder statesman, elevate, enlarge, ennoble, estimate, evaluate,
     exalt, experienced hand, expert, expert consultant, farewell,
     fathom, gain, gain ground, gauge, get ahead, get along, go,
     go ahead, go forward, go great guns, go off, go over, go over big,
     go to town, grad, gradate, gradational, grade, gradual,
     graduate student, graduate-professional, graduated, group,
     grow better, handy man, hierarchic, improve, increase,
     interdisciplinary, journeyman, kick upstairs, knight, learned,
     look up, make a hit, make headway, make progress, make strides,
     mark, marksman, match, measure, meet with success, meliorate, mend,
     mensurate, meritocracy, mete, meter, no slouch, pace, pass,
     pedagogical, perk up, pick up, plumb, politician, postgraduate,
     prefer, prevail, prize, pro, probe, professional, professor,
     proficient, progress, progressive, promote, proportion, prosper,
     qualify, quantify, quantize, raise, range, rank, rate, regular,
     savant, scalar, scale, scholarly, scholastic, schoolboyish,
     schoolgirlish, schoolish, shade off, shape up, shark, sharp,
     show improvement, size, size up, skyrocket, sophomoric, sort,
     sound, span, statesman, step, studentlike, studious, succeed,
     survey, take, take a reading, take off, technical adviser,
     technician, triangulate, undergraduate, up, upgrade, valuate,
     value, weigh, work well, work wonders

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