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Definition 1: a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts - [noun denoting artifact]

(graduate is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

(... is a kind of graduate ) a cylindrical graduate

Definition 2: a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for graduate in the sense of this definition

(graduate is a kind of ...) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

(... is a kind of graduate ) a student or graduate at an Ivy League school

(... is a kind of graduate ) a former male pupil of a school

Definition 3: make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring - [verb of change]

Samples where graduate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • calibrate an instrument
  • graduate a cylinder

Synonyms for graduate in the sense of this definition

(graduate is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Definition 4: receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies - [verb of possession]

Samples where graduate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She graduated in 1990

(graduate is a kind of ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

Definition 5: confer an academic degree upon - [verb of possession]

Samples where graduate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This school graduates 2,000 students each year

(graduate is a kind of ...) present

"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated" "bestow an honor on someone"

(graduate causes ...) receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

"She graduated in 1990"

Definition 6: of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where graduate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • graduate courses

Synonyms for graduate in the sense of this definition

(graduate is similar to ...) greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"a high temperature" "a high price" "the high point of his career" "high risks" "has high hopes" "the river is high" "he has a high opinion of himself"

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