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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 grad·u·ate /ˈgræʤəˌwet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 grad·u·ate /ˈgræʤ(ə)wət, əˌwet/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. Zool. To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
 3. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
    He graduated at Oxford.   --Latham.
    He was brought to their bar and asked where he had graduated.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grad·u·ate 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.
 2. A graduated cup, tube, flask, or cylinder; a glass measuring container used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grad·u·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graduated p. pr. & vb. n. Graduating ]
 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.
 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.
 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.
    Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.   --Browne.
 4. Chem. To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
 Graduating engine, a dividing engine. See Dividing engine, under Dividing.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grad·u·ate, a.  Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
 Beginning with the genus, passing through all the graduate
 and subordinate stages.   --Tatham.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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, 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, fine-tune]