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graduate

verb
 
 
/ˈɡrædjueɪt/
[I] to complete a degree at a college or university: The pharmacy college will hold classes for 12 months a year so that its students can graduate in three years .graduate from sth In India, roughly two million English speakers graduate from university each year.
[I] US to complete high school: The program continues until the students graduate from high school.
[T] US if a university, college, or school graduates students, it gives them an official document that proves they have completed their education there: The business community has been frustrated that our city schools were graduating people who were illiterate.
(Definition of graduate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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