(en noun )
* (person recognized for having finished studies) student, drop-out
* (person recognized by school) (l), (l), (l)
(en adjective )
In the sense “to complete studies”, the preposition “from” is often used, but may be dropped in informal speech, as in “I just graduated‘ ”from” college” vs. (informal) “I just ‘ graduated college”. This varies between speakers, and some speakers consider “from” required, marking “I graduated college” as incorrect or uneducated.
(en noun )
* graduate student (UK )
Graduate vs Postgraduate – What’s the difference?
Graduate vs Postgraduate - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between graduate and postgraduate is that graduate is (senseid) a person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution while postgraduate is (us|australia|new zealand) a person continuing to study in a field after having successfully completed a degree course. As adjectives the difference between graduate and postgraduate is that graduate is graduated, arranged by degrees while postgraduate is those studies which take place after having successfully completed a degree course. As a verb graduate is (ergative) to be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution see note on “from” usage.