Translation of graduate in Spanish:


obtener el título, v.

Pronunciation /ˈɡradjʊeɪt//ˈɡrædʒəˌweɪt//ˈɡradʒʊeɪt/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in education)
    • 1.1(from a college, university)

      obtener el título
      terminar la carrera
      recibirse Latin America
      (obtain bachelor's degree) licenciarse
      she graduated from Cambridge in 1974 se licenció por la Universidad de Cambridge en 1974 Spain
      • he graduated in history se licenció en historia
      • She graduated from high school in 1986 and then attended the University of Amsterdam.
      • I am now in my last year of college and I am getting ready to graduate with a masters degree.
      • The report recommended that states require students to take a minimum number of courses in core academic subjects in order to graduate from high school.
      • Between 1873 and 1933 only six students graduated from high school.
      • Students who fail to achieve minimum scores on state tests are prevented from graduating from high school with full academic diplomas.
      • After three hard years of college, Rindy graduated with a degree in business.
      • By the time he graduated from high school his schoolmates had voted him ‘person most likely to succeed’.
      • He also went to night school and graduated from high school six months early, all so he could go racing.
      • Students must now pass proficiency exams in order to enter and graduate from high school, replacing the system of social promotion.
      • It was a miracle that he'd finally graduated, receiving a degree in Criminal Law, more as a way of pleasing his father than actually wanting it.
      • Katie graduated from high school in 1996 and attended North Carolina State University the following autumn.
      • She was a straight-A student in high school and later attended and graduated from Harvard University.
      • Other students who graduated received their national diplomas and BTech degrees.
      • When she graduated from high school she went to a university not too far from where I lived.
      • Only five out of 12 of Gina's siblings graduated from high school.
      • He graduated from High School in 1956 with the highest grade point average that anyone had ever achieved at his school.
      • Two weeks after he graduated, he received his draft notice.
      • Many students now graduate from high school having already completed many credits toward college.
      • For example in the North Texas Tongan Catholic Community, one out of five students graduated from high school.
      • Some people have made it in a very short time with no training and others have graduated from university with degrees before climbing their career ladders.

    • 1.2US (from high school)

      terminar el bachillerato
      recibirse de bachiller Latin America

  • 2

    to graduate (from sth) to sth pasar (de algo) a algo
    • they often graduate from marijuana to heroin a menudo pasan de la marihuana a la heroína
    • Later, he worked as a Parliamentary researcher before entering radio journalism in the late 1980s and graduating to television.
    • The big bucks come into play when you graduate to more advanced levels.
    • Except for this signing, the coaching staff have relied on players graduating to the first team from the club's training academy.
    • After four to six weeks, retake the step test to see if you've improved enough to justify graduating to the advanced workout.
    • Now that I've given you tips on going faster with more control, you're probably graduating to the steeper stuff.
    • Loughman trained for three years before graduating to the dance company.
    • Since his debut in '99, Joe's career has yet to match all the early hype that surrounded him, seeming to remain in the land of promise, rather than graduating to domination and superstar status.
    • Miss Park began her study of the piano at the age of four and gave her first full recital when she was seven, graduating to play the Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at the tender age of nine.
    • Now there's growing talk of Dixon graduating to Formula One, the Holy Grail of motor racing.
    • Before graduating to the national side, they have worked hard to improve their sporting skills in streets, schools and subsequently at district, and state level, and later as members of junior national teams.
    • Ross, 25, worked as a courier, driving a van around Scotland, before graduating to heavy vehicles this summer.
    • They can also claim credit for the country graduating to more mature view of the relations between church and state and a clean up of the ‘minority’ of crooked judges and priests.
    • Students will start with the basic moves before graduating to more difficult stamina-building sequences.
    • Encouraged by her parents to follow her passions, Julie took dance classes from the age of two, moving on to a drama group and graduating to Scottish Youth Theatre.
    • For the first few years new recruits work under a senior analyst, mastering the fundamentals before graduating to handling fund management issues.
    • Initially working in cartoons, he graduated to sitcoms, before moving into drama.
    • Then, if a team was fortunate enough to graduate to the next level, the crew moved up as well.
    • Jo started on percussion and moved on to flute when a place became available and Matthew started on violin, graduating to the viola.
    • Use 10% of the adult dose for one - to two-year-olds, graduating to 40% at age seven to eight and reaching full adult dose at 15 years.

transitive verb

  • 1US

    school University
    conferirle el título a
  • 2

    • 2.1formal

      • Insert the bottom of the pouch into a graduated biohazard container and open the drainage port.
      • Most of those jobs have gone to India and China, whose universities graduate hundreds of thousands of engineers each year.
      • The squadron graduated its first six fully qualified F - 16 pilots June 7, 2002.
      • Without this additional dimension in the analysis of students it is difficult to explain efforts by universities to graduate students faster.
      • And the water remaining in the container was carefully measured to the nearest milliliter in a graduated cylinder.
      • Murgel attended Louisiana State University and was graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
      • The University of Bahrain graduated its first class in 1989.
      • To assess flight ability, a tube containing a fly was placed above a small hole in a plastic top covering a 1-liter graduated cylinder.
      • Flies were dropped into a 500-ml graduated cylinder whose inside wall was covered with paraffin oil.
      • The vertical arm is usually graduated with a scale for height adjustment.
      • The standing ladder is graduated with eight horizontal lines marked from I to 8.

    • 2.2

      (contributions/payments) escalonar
      • It also alters the penalty system, in line with industry concerns, to graduate penalties according to the seriousness of the offence.
      • The inheritance tax is graduated into three classes according to the ‘nearness’ of family connection.
      • Unlike the income tax, which is graduated, the payroll tax is calculated as a flat percentage of income.
      • A radical ministry which gained office with socialist support in 1895 and tried to introduce graduated income and inheritance taxes was brought down by the Senate.
      • Competition classes are graduated according to the length of the fish.
      • That alternative could be a series of cards, graduated in height.
      • Any tax paid on inheritances above the exemption level is graduated, only rising to 55 percent for the largest estates.


  • 1

    (from higher education)
    (with a bachelor's degree) licenciado masculine
    (with a bachelor's degree) licenciada feminine
    (student/course) (before noun) de posgrado
    (student/course) (before noun) de postgrado
    a Harvard graduate un egresado de Harvard Latin America
    • he was at graduate school estaba haciendo un curso de posgrado
    • The downtown campus offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses.
    • He has also won the three major teaching awards in his college and both the graduate and undergraduate teaching awards in his department.
    • There is sufficient scope and depth here to support an independent course in a law school or in other undergraduate or graduate study.
    • Many graduate and undergraduate students have worked with us on our radar work and we appreciate their valuable contributions.
    • He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Child Development, Test and Measurements, and Educational Psychology.
    • And both successful graduates strongly recommended the courses to anyone who is unable to attend a full-time university programme.
    • Training courses usually take graduates or school leavers any time after they've got their qualification.
    • The prize is given to the graduate or undergraduate student who submitted the best paper on an intelligence-related subject during the preceding year.
    • To land a job with a national governing body or team today, graduates need to study for a taught Masters degree first.
    • And of the nine with a law degree, four were graduates of Harvard Law School.
    • She has donated an annual €10,000 prize to encourage entrepreneurship in undergraduates, graduates and alumni.
    • In reference to employment rates, the study finds that two years after graduation 95.8 per cent of graduates from undergraduate programs are employed.
    • Everyone else in the race was either an Oxbridge graduate or undergraduate.
    • Palmer is a 1997 graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in nursing.
    • The participating graduates undergo intensive training and are presented with a unique opportunity to gain valuable commercial experience within an ambitious company.
    • Nine out of 10 professional archaeologists are graduates, but university training is not always suited to field archaeology.
    • The guests and public took tours of the place where currently over 500 undergraduate and graduate students are pursuing degrees in information technology and interactive arts.
    • Reflective journals have prompted self-regulated or metacognitive ways of thinking in students in graduate and undergraduate education courses.
    • When the school term ended in May 1914, Hubble decided to pursue his first passion and so returned to university as a graduate student to study more astronomy.
    • Some simply wanted to practice their English, while others hoped to obtain vocational training in law enforcement or pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees.

    persona con título universitario

  • 2US

    (from high school)
    bachiller masculine
    • It seems that high school graduates are enrolling in college without having learned prerequisite knowledge in reading, writing, and arithmetic.
    • Female high school graduates are 16% more likely to go to college than their male counterparts.
    • Many high school graduates want to receive a university education abroad, but few people can afford this.
    • He was a graduate of Hebron High School and Hastings College.
    • He also challenged them to become more involved with urban school districts to help improve the quality of graduates from those high schools.
    • In our surveys, employers often express frustration with both college and high school graduates who, while well prepared, have absolutely no idea how to apply what they know.
    • Now graduates of my old high school receive their diplomas at the combination track/football stadium adjacent to the campus.
    • Half of high school graduates receive an advanced education.
    • In many cases, elementary-school teachers were simply graduates of the local high school.
    • To receive a HOPE scholarship, Georgia high school graduates must have at least a B average in core curriculum courses.
    • She turns 18 on December 10 and graduates from high school - as an honor roll student - this year.
    • Today, some two-thirds of high school graduates go directly on to higher education.
    • Large numbers of high school graduates are going on to college, and more adults are pursuing a college education.
    • According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 70 percent of high school graduates go on to some kind of college.
    • The fact that 47 percent of low-income high school graduates went immediately to college was good news.
    • Parents and employers still have no guarantees that high school graduates are able to even read their diplomas - in any known language.
    • More than two-thirds of our high school graduates are going to college.
    • Employers and college professors who work with recent high school graduates are much more critical of public education than parents or the general public.
    • All high school graduates can enter a community college, and if they make the grade.
    • How many high school graduates know how to write a business plan?