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verb     graduate pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegraduating
past tensegraduated
past participlegraduated
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to complete your studies at a university or college, usually by getting a degree
    graduate from:

    He graduated from Yale University in 1936.

    graduate in:

    one of the first women to graduate in history and languages at the Sorbonne

  2. 3
    [transitive] mainly American to give a student a degree or other qualification after a course of study

    Universities in Thailand graduate 6,000 engineers each year.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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