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"graduate" in American English

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graduatenoun [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.

graduateadjective

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
(Definition of graduate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"graduate" in British English

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graduatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ us   /ˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/
B2 UK a person who has a first degree from a university or college: a Cambridge graduate Chris is a physics graduate.
A2 US informal grad a person who has finished their school, college, or university education: high-school graduates a graduate of Yale

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graduateverb

uk   /ˈɡrædʒ.u.eɪt/ us   /ˈɡrædʒ.u.eɪt/
  • graduate verb (EDUCATION)

B2 [I] UK to complete a first university degree successfully: Lorna graduated from Freiburg University. Tom has just graduated with first-class honours in psychology.
B2 [I or T] US to complete school, college, or university successfully: After he graduated from high school, he joined the Army.

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"graduate" in Business English

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graduatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡrædʒuət/ us  
a student who has completed a university or college degree: a 2010 college graduatea graduate of sth Li is a graduate of Beijing University. an Oxford/Harvard/Columbia graduate a psychology/journalism/engineering graduate
US a student who has completed high school: The boys were graduates of Winthrop High School. a high school graduate

graduateverb

uk   /ˈɡrædjueɪt/ us  
[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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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