Focus on the pronunciation of graduate
English definition of “graduate”
/ˈgrædʒ·u·ɪt/ n [C] (short form grad /græd/)
› 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
/ˈgrædʒ·uˌeɪt/ v [I/T] › [I] Although he never graduated from high school, he became a successful businessman.