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graduate

noun [C]  us   /ˈɡrædʒ·u·ɪt/ (short form grad,  /ɡræd/ )
a person who has successfully completed studies at a school or received a degree from a college or university: a Yale graduate/a graduate of Yale
graduate
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈɡrædʒ·uˌeɪt/
[I] Although he never graduated from high school, he became a successful businessman.

graduate

adjective  us   /ˈɡrædʒ·u·ɪt/ (short form grad,  /ɡræd/ )
relating to or working toward a university degree beyond the one you receive after four years of study: graduate school/student/studies
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