graduate
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graduate(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to finish a degree or diploma)
a. licenciarse
She graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in English.Se licenció en Inglés por la Universidad de Bristol.
b. graduarse
When I graduated, I took a year off before going to college.Cuando me gradué, me tomé un año sabático antes de ir a la universidad.
c. recibirse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He graduated from Buenos Aires University in 2002.Se recibió en la Universidad de Buenos Aires en el 2002.
2. (to finish high-school)
a. terminar el bachillerato
After graduating, our daughter will attend Washington University in St. Louis.Después de terminar el bachillerato, nuestra hija matriculará en Washington University en St. Louis.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (degree or diploma recipient)
a. el licenciado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la licenciada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You have to be a graduate in order to apply for that position.Tienes que ser licenciado para poder solicitar esa plaza.
b. el graduado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la graduada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All graduates are invited to the party.Todos los graduados son invitados a la fiesta.
c. el egresado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la egresada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She is a graduate of the French program, so she is qualified to do the job.Es egresada de la carrera de Francés, así que tiene las cualificaciones para hacer el trabajo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to confer a degree)
a. otorgar un título
The university graduated 200 students last year.La universidad otorgó un título a 200 alumnos el año pasado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (postgraduate)
a. de posgrado
All graduate students must attend the talk.Todos los alumnos de posgrado deben asistir a la plática.
b. de postgrado
Are you a graduate student or an undergraduate student?¿Eres alumno de postgrado o alumno de carrera?
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graduate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (university)
a. el licenciado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la licenciado(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (from high school)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el ≃ bachiller
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la ≃ bachiller
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (postgraduate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
graduate studiesestudios de posgrado
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (university) (United Kingdom)
a. licenciarse
5. (from high school)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ≃ sacar el bachillerato
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she learned on a cheap violin before graduating to a better instrumentaprendió con un violín corriente antes de pasar a tocar con uno mejor
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graduate
noun
[ˈɡrædjʊɪt]
1 (Univ) licenciadoalicenciada (m) (f);a licenciada graduadoagraduada (m) (f);a graduada egresadoaegresada (m) (f);a egresada (LAm)
2 (US) (Educ) bachiller (m)
transitive verb
[ˈɡrædjʊeɪt]
1 [+thermometer etc] graduar
2 (US) (Educ) (Univ) otorgar el título a
In 1986 American universities graduated a record number of students with degrees in computer science
intransitive verb
[ˈɡrædjʊeɪt]
1 (Univ) graduarse or licenciarse;from en; recibirse; (LAm)as de
2 (US) (Educ) acabar el bachiller
3 (progress)
to graduate from sth to sth pasar de algo a algo
From commercials she quickly graduated to TV shows Bruce graduated to chef at the Bear Hotel
modifier
[ˈɡrædjʊɪt]
graduate course (n) curso (m) para graduados
graduate school (n) (US) departamento (m) de graduados
graduate student (n) (US) estudiante (m) de posgrado
note See culture box in entry college.
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graduar
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graduar(
grah
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dwahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (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.
2. (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.
3. (to mark)
a. to calibrate
Las probetas están graduadas en centímetros cúbicos.The test tubes are calibrated in cubic centimeters.
4. (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.
5. (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.
6. (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.
7. (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.
graduarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (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.
9. (optometry)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(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.
10. (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.
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graduar
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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graduar
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
graduarse
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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