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GRAD'UATE, v.t. [L. gradus, a degree.]

1. To honor with a degree or diploma, in a college or university; to confer a degree on; as, to graduate a master of arts.

2. To mark with degrees, regular intervals, or division; as, to graduate a thermometer.

3. To form shades or nice differences.

4. To raise to a higher place in the scale of metals.

5. To advance by degrees; to improve.

Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.

6. To temper; to prepare.

Diseases originating in the atmosphere act exclusively on bodies graduated to receive their impressions.

7. To mark degrees or differences of any kind; as, to graduate punishment.

8. In chimistry, to bring fluids to a certain degree of consistency.

GRAD'UATE, v.i. To receive a degree from a college or university.

1. To pass by degrees; to change gradually. Sandstone which graduates into gneiss, Carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.

GRAD'UATE, n. One who has received a degree in a college or university, or from some professional incorporated society.




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GRAD'UATE, v.t. [L. gradus, a degree.]

1. To honor with a degree or diploma, in a college or university; to confer a degree on; as, to graduate a master of arts.

2. To mark with degrees, regular intervals, or division; as, to graduate a thermometer.

3. To form shades or nice differences.

4. To raise to a higher place in the scale of metals.

5. To advance by degrees; to improve.

Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.

6. To temper; to prepare.

Diseases originating in the atmosphere act exclusively on bodies graduated to receive their impressions.

7. To mark degrees or differences of any kind; as, to graduate punishment.

8. In chimistry, to bring fluids to a certain degree of consistency.

GRAD'UATE, v.i. To receive a degree from a college or university.

1. To pass by degrees; to change gradually. Sandstone which graduates into gneiss, Carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.

GRAD'UATE, n. One who has received a degree in a college or university, or from some professional incorporated society.


GRAD'U-ATE, n.

One who has received a degree in a college or university, or from some professional incorporated society.


GRAD'U-ATE, v.i.

  1. To receive a degree from a college or university.
  2. To pass by degrees; to change gradually. Sandstone which graduates into gneiss. Carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz. Kirwan

GRAD'U-ATE, v.t. [It. graduare; Sp. graduar; Fr. graduer; from L. gradus, a degree.]

  1. To honor with a degree or diploma, in a college or university; to confer a degree on; as, to graduate a master of arts. Carew. Wotton.
  2. To mark with degrees, regular intervals, or divisions; as, to graduate a thermometer.
  3. To form shades or nice differences.
  4. To raise to a higher place in the scale of metals. Boyle.
  5. To advance by degrees; to improve. Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts. Brown.
  6. To temper; to prepare. Diseases originating in the atmosphere act exclusively on bodies graduated to receive their impressions. Med. Repos.
  7. To mark degrees or differences of any kind; as, to graduate punishment. Duponceau.
  8. In chimistry, to bring fluids to a certain degree of consistency.

Grad"u*ate
  1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
  2. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
  3. One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning.
  4. Arranged by successive steps or degrees] graduated.

    Beginning with the genus, passing through all the graduate
    and subordinate stages.
    Tatham.

  5. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.
  6. To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
  7. A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
  8. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.

    Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts. Browne.

  9. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.

    He graduated at Oxford. Latham.

    He was brought to their bar and asked where he had graduated. Macaulay.

  10. To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.

    Graduating engine, a dividing engine. See Dividing engine, under Dividing.

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Graduate

GRAD'UATE, verb transitive [Latin gradus, a degree.]

1. To honor with a degree or diploma, in a college or university; to confer a degree on; as, to graduate a master of arts.

2. To mark with degrees, regular intervals, or division; as, to graduate a thermometer.

3. To form shades or nice differences.

4. To raise to a higher place in the scale of metals.

5. To advance by degrees; to improve.

Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.

6. To temper; to prepare.

Diseases originating in the atmosphere act exclusively on bodies graduated to receive their impressions.

7. To mark degrees or differences of any kind; as, to graduate punishment.

8. In chimistry, to bring fluids to a certain degree of consistency.

GRAD'UATE, verb intransitive To receive a degree from a college or university.

1. To pass by degrees; to change gradually. Sandstone which graduates into gneiss, Carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.

GRAD'UATE, noun One who has received a degree in a college or university, or from some professional incorporated society.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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EMPOW'ER, v.t. [from en or in and power.]

1. To give legal or moral power or authority to; to authorize, either by law, commission, letter of attorney, natural right, or by verbal license. The supreme court is empowered to try and decide all cases, civil or criminal. The attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance and discharge the debtor.

2. To give physical power or force; to enable. [In this sense the use is not frequent,and perhaps not used at all.]

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