UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsnoun: /ˈgrædʒuət/, adjective: /ˈgrædʒuət/, verb: /ˈgrædʒueɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n., adj. ˈgrædʒuɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. -ˌeɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n., adj. grajo̅o̅ it, -āt′; v. grajo̅o̅ āt′)

Inflections of 'graduate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. is a [high school, college] graduate
  2. a [law, history, biology] graduate
  3. [recent, new] graduates
  4. is a [Harvard] graduate
  5. is a graduate of [Harvard]
  6. [hiring, looking for] graduates
  7. the [cream, best] of the graduates
n as adj
  1. a graduate [student, qualification, education, school, program]
  2. graduate [studies, courses, programs]
  3. graduate-level [education, course]
  4. graduate [recruitment, research, headhunting, jobs, opportunities]
  5. a graduate [careers, recruitment] fair
  6. graduate or [higher, professional, equivalent] (level)
  7. a [post, under] -graduate [student]
  1. graduate from [high school, college]
  2. graduated in [December, 2015]
  3. graduate with [honors, recognition, distinction]
  4. graduate with a degree in [physics, literature]
  5. graduated at [Harvard, MIT]
  6. graduate to [the next level, the big leagues, a full time position]
  7. [attended, passed] and graduated
  8. [just, recently, never] graduated
  9. the [school, university, academy] graduates scholars
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