to obtain a degree, especially a first degree, from a college or university
Kate graduated from medical school last year.
He graduated in physics from Cambridge University.
2 [intransitive] American EnglishSES
to complete your education at high school
Jerry graduated from high school last year.
to start doing something that is bigger, better, or more important:
As an actress she has graduated from small roles to more substantial parts.
4 [transitive] especially American EnglishSET
to give a degree or diploma to someone who has completed a course