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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (education)
a. to graduate
David se graduó de Derecho el año pasado.David graduated from Law School last year.
b. to take one's degree
Beck se graduó en Medicina en la Universidad de Zurich.Beck took his degree in Medicine at the University of Zurich.
2. (optometry)
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in Spain
a. to have tested
Tengo que volver a graduarme la vista el año que viene.I've got to have my eyes tested again next year.
3. (military; used with "de")
a. to be commissioned as
Peters se graduó de Comandante en Jefe en 1998.Peters was commissioned as Commander in Chief in 1988.
b. to take a commission as
Jen se graduó de teniente en 1999 tras nueve años en el ejército.Jen took her commission as Lieutenant in 1999 after serving for nine years in the army.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to set)
a. to adjust
Recomiendan graduar el aire acondicionado a 24 grados Celsius.They recommend adjusting the air conditioner to 24 degrees Celsius.
b. to regulate
Para graduar el flujo de gas, tienes que usar esa llave.To regulate the gas flow, you have to use that valve.
5. (to calculate)
a. to measure
El contenido de alcohol de una bebida se gradúa en unidades de alcohol.The alcohol content of a beverage is measured in alcoholic units.
b. to gauge
El termostato gradúa la temperatura del horno.The thermostat gauges the temperature of the oven.
6. (to mark)
a. to calibrate
Las probetas están graduadas en centímetros cúbicos.The test tubes are calibrated in cubic centimeters.
7. (optometry)
a. to test
Tuve que ir al oculista a que me graduara la vista.I had to go to the eye doctor to get my eyes tested.
b. to adjust
El optometrista graduó mis lentes.The optometrist adjusted my glasses.
8. (to stagger)
a. to gradually increase
Hay que graduar la dificultad de las actividades para facilitar el aprendizaje.You have to gradually increase the level of difficulty of the activities to foster learning.
9. (education)
a. to confer a degree on
Me graduaron en 1998, aunque di mi último examen dos años antes.I had my degree conferred in 1998, although I sat my final exam two years earlier.
10. (military)
a. to confer a rank on
Durante la guerra, el Congreso lo graduó como General.During the war, Congress conferred the rank of General on him.
b. to commission
La primera integrante mujer de las fuerzas especiales fue graduada en 2011.The first female member of the special forces was commissioned in 2011.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (medir)
a. to gauge, to measure
2. (regular)
a. to regulate
3. (vista)
a. to test
4. (escalonar)
a. to stagger
5. (education)
a. to confer a degree on
6. (military)
a. to confer a rank on, to commission
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (general)
a. to graduate
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transitive verb
1 (regular) [+volumen, temperatura] to adjust
hay que graduar la salida del agua the outflow of water has to be regulated
2 (medir) to gauge; measure; (Técnica) to calibrate; [+termómetro] to graduate; [+vista] to test
tengo que graduarme la vista I've got to have my eyes tested
3 (Univ) to confer a degree on
4 (Mil) to confer a rank on
graduar a algn de capitán to confer the rank of captain on sb
pronominal verb
1 (Univ) to graduate; take one's degree
se graduó en Derecho he graduated in law
2 (Mil) to take a commission;de as
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graduarse de la escuela secundaria
to graduate from high school
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