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verb British English pronunciation: graduate /ˈɡrædʒueɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theygraduate
he/she/itgraduates
present participlegraduating
past tensegraduated
past participlegraduated

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  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.

  3. 4
    [intransitive] to make progress, or to reach a higher position

    Some children had graduated to reading books without pictures.

    He eventually graduated from clerical work to his present role.

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