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     ( graduates    plural & 3rd person present)   ( graduating    present participle)   ( graduated    past tense & past participle  )
The noun is pronounced grædʒuət. The verb is pronounced grædʒueɪt.     
1       n-count   In Britain, a graduate is a person who has successfully completed a degree at a university or college and has received a certificate that shows this.  
usu with supp, oft N in/from/of n  
In 1973, the first Open University graduates received their degrees., ...graduates in engineering.     
2       n-count   In the United States, a graduate is a student who has successfully completed a course at a high school, college, or university.  
usu supp N  
The top one-third of all high school graduates are entitled to an education at the California State University.     
3       verb   In Britain, when a student graduates from university, they have successfully completed a degree course.  
She graduated in English and Drama from Manchester University.      V prep, Also V  
4       verb   In the United States, when a student graduates, they complete their studies successfully and leave their school or university. You can also say that a school or university graduates a student or students.  
When the boys graduated from high school, Ann moved to a small town in Vermont...      V prep  
In 1986, American universities graduated a record number of students with degrees in computer science.      V n, Also V  
5       verb   If you graduatefrom one thing to another, you go from a less important job or position to a more important one.   (=progress)  
From commercials she quickly graduated to television shows.      V to/from n  

graduate school        ( graduate schools    plural  ) In the United States, a graduate school is a department in a university or college where postgraduate students are taught.      n-var  
She was in graduate school, studying for a master's degree in social work.     
graduate student        ( graduate students    plural  ) In the United States, a graduate student is a student with a first degree from a university who is studying or doing research at a more advanced level.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use postgraduate     
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