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Synonyms of 'graduate'

(verb) 
Definition
to receive a degree or diploma
She graduated in English and Drama from Manchester University.
Synonyms
qualify
I qualified as a doctor over 30 years ago.
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receive a degree
(verb) 
Definition
to change by degrees
From commercials she quickly graduated to television shows.
Synonyms
progress
He progressed slowly along the coast in an easterly direction.
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advance
Rebel forces are advancing on the capital.
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proceed
She proceeded along the hallway.
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move on or up
(verb) 
Definition
to mark (a measuring flask or instrument) with units of measurement
The dial is graduated from 1 to 10.
Synonyms
mark off
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calibrate
We need to calibrate the sextants on the tankers for navigation.
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measure out
(verb) 
proposals to introduce an income tax which is graduated
Synonyms
classify
Rocks can be classified according to their mode of origin.
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rank
Universities were ranked according to marks scored in seven areas.
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grade
The college does not grade the children's work.
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group
The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections.
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order
Entries in the book are ordered alphabetically.
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sort
He sorted the materials into their folders.
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range
The pots are all ranged in neat rows.
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arrange
He started to arrange the books in piles.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of advance
Definition
to make progress
Rebel forces are advancing on the capital.
Synonyms
move up,
come forward,
go forward,
press on,
gain ground,
make inroads,
make headway,
make your way,
cover ground,
make strides,
move onward
in the sense of arrange
Definition
to put into a proper or systematic order
He started to arrange the books in piles.
Synonyms
put in order,
line up,
set out,
sort out (informal),
categorize,
jack up (New Zealand, informal)
in the sense of calibrate
We need to calibrate the sextants on the tankers for navigation.
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