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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.,
     Grade.]
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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.
                                                    --Browne.
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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
           graduate
           and subordinate stages.                  --Tatham.
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