Definition of matriculate in English:


Syllabification: ma·tric·u·late
Pronunciation: /məˈtrikyəˌlāt


1 [no object] Be enrolled at a college or university: he matriculated at the University of Vermont
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  • 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.
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  • 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 Back to top  
A person who has matriculated.
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /məˌtrikyəˈlāSHən/
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  • The matriculation meant that you could depend on yourself and make every effort to alter your status and life.
  • The man in his early 50s, who had bicycled some distance in order to be able to take part in the matriculation, must have been a little embarrassed by the many cameras trained on him.
  • A group of special students have just sat for the matriculation test this year.

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