Definition of matriculate in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈtrikyəˌlāt/


1 [no object] Be enrolled at a college or university: he matriculated at the University of Vermont
More example sentences
  • Under the plan, all undergraduates entering Tulane University will matriculate through a single undergraduate college.
  • After graduating from University College, he matriculated at Trinity College Cambridge in 1871.
  • After matriculating, he enrolled in Arts at Sydney University in 1948.
1.1 [with object] Admit (a student) to a college or university.
Example sentences
  • The first classes were held in 1996 and the first matriculated students were admitted in the fall of 1998.
  • Perhaps he should have attended a school that matriculated students whose course of study included history, basic comprehension, and English language.
  • That fall, I went to college, at a college that had only matriculated its second co-ed class.
2 [with object] Heraldry , chiefly Scottish Record (arms) in an official register.


Pronunciation: /məˈtrikyəˌlət/
chiefly Indian
A person who has matriculated.
Example sentences
  • Just 15 and not yet a matriculate, she is teaching pre-school children how to read and write.


Late 16th century: from medieval Latin matriculat- 'enrolled', from the verb matriculare, from late Latin matricula 'register', diminutive of Latin matrix.

Words that rhyme with matriculate

articulate, gesticulate

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Syllabification: ma·tric·u·late

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