how to pronounce graduated


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graduated is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of graduated in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are so i just graduated and i …”

meanings of graduated


  1. In steps.
  2. Of a tail, having successively longer feathers towards the middle.
  3. Marked with graduations.
  4. Arranged by grade, level, degree.
  5. Increasing in rate with the taxable base.
  6. Having a university degree; having completed training.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of graduate.

graduated frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word graduated occurs in english on average 11.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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