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graduate

2 verb
     
Related topics: College, School, Training
grad‧u‧ate2
1 [intransitive]SEC to obtain a degree, especially a first degree, from a college or university
graduate from
Kate graduated from medical school last year.
graduate in
He graduated in physics from Cambridge University.
2 [intransitive] American EnglishSES to complete your education at high school
graduate from
Jerry graduated from high school last year.
3

graduate (from something) to something

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

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